(AP) – Former University of Maine star Cindy Blodgett, who led the Black Bear women to their first four appearances in the NCAA tournament, has been named to head the school’s women’s basketball program.
U-Maine Athletic Director Blake James said last night that Blodgett, a 1998 graduate who twice led the nation in scoring and who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Brown University, would be ":the perfect role model.":
UMaine officials said besides being a four-time All-American, Blodgett was just the second woman in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring for two consecutive seasons, averaging over 27 points per game in her sophomore and junior years at Maine.
Before working at Brown, Blodgett served as an assistant coach at Boston University from 1999-2000.
Blodgett, who played in the WNBA from 1998-2002, is a native of Clinton, Maine, and led Lawrence High School to four straight Class A State Championships.
Blodgett was one of four finalists for the UMaine position, which was left open following last month’s resignation of Ann McInerny.