Kelly Schumacher

Last updated
Kelly Schumacher-Raimon
Personal information
Born (1977-10-14) October 14, 1977 (age 45)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
NationalityAmerican / Canadian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school
College UConn (1997–2001)
WNBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Playing career2001–2009
PositionAssistant coach
Coaching career2018–present
Career history
As player:
2001–2005 Indiana Fever
2006 New York Liberty
2007 Phoenix Mercury
2008–2009 Detroit Shock
As coach:
2018–2020 Las Vegas Aces (assistant)
2020–2021 New York Liberty (assistant)
2021–2022 Dallas Wings (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Women’s Basketball
Representing Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jones Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Taipei Team Competition

Kelly Schumacher (born October 14, 1977) is an American-born Canadian professional basketball player and professional volleyball player. She had been playing in the WNBA for the Detroit Shock, until her release 18 June 2009. [1]

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After her junior season at the University of Connecticut, she competed with USA Basketball as a member of the gold medal-winning Jones Cup Team that compiled a 4–0 record in Taipei. [2] In her professional career she plays in Spanish League in Arranz Burgos, Perfumerías Avenida and now in UB F.C.Barcelona. She is currently playing professional beach volleyball on the AVP Tour. [3]

Awards and achievements

Biography

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in Canada She was a communications science major at the University of Connecticut. She plays the violin and lists her favorite on-court moment as winning the 2000 NCAA National Championship. Her nickname is 'Schuey' or 'schu'.

At age 23, Schumacher was selected by the Indiana Fever in the first round (14th overall) of the WNBA draft on April 20, 2001.

USA Basketball

Schumacher was named to the team representing the US in 2000 at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team started strong with a 32-point win over the host team, the Republic of China National Team. They then beat South Korea easily and faced Japan in the third game. Japan started out strongly, and had an 18-point lead in the first half. The USA then out scored Japan 23–3 to take a small lead at the half. The USA built a ten-point lead, but Japan cut it back to three with under a minute to go. Kelly Schumacher grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to bring the lead back to five points and the team held on for the win. Schumacher had 24 points to help the USA team beat Japan 83–80. The final game was against Malaysia, but it wasn't close, with the USA winning 79–24, to secure a 4–0 record for the competition and the gold medal. Schumacher tied Camille Cooper for the team rebounding lead with 7.3 rebounds per game. [8]

Professional career

After playing professional volleyball, Schumacher is returning to basketball, signing with the Spanish professional team Rivas Ecópolis [9]

University of Connecticut Statistics

Kelly Schumacher Statistics [10] at University of Connecticut
Year G FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG A TO B S MIN PTS AVG
1997-9835701170.598000.00037700.5291032.9192938114081775.1
1998-9931631130.558000.00046700.6571304.2162437123561725.5
1999-0037801440.556000.00026380.6841413.8272765215771865.0
2000-0129751430.524290.22230390.7691264.3282441114911826.3
Totals1322885170.557290.2221392170.6415003.8901041815518327175.4

Notes

  1. "2009 WNBA Transactions" . Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  2. "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  3. "BVB Database Bio: Kelly Schumacher". Archived from the original on 2010-04-25.
  4. "UConn Media Guide" (PDF). p. 107. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  5. Longman, Jere (2000-11-12). "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; For UConn Women, Unending Effort". NYTimes. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  6. "UConn Media Guide" (PDF). p. 146. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  7. "PROSPECT PROFILE KELLY SCHUMACHER". Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2009-06-13.
  8. "2000 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. Fuller, Jim (June 20, 2013). "Kelly Schumacher returning to basketball". The New Haven Register. Retrieved 20 Jun 2013.
  10. "UConn Media Guide". p. 147. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2011.

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