Listen: Forward Kathryn Stockbower '11
Talks Love of Rebounds, Why Swarthmore
by Mark Anskis and Alisa Giardinelli
During the Garnet's annual Pink Zone game to promote breast cancer awareness this week, All-American candidate Kathryn Stockbower '11 recorded the 1,000th rebound of her career as part of a monster 22-point, 13-rebound performance as the Garnet (11-13, 8-11) defeated visiting Bryn Mawr 73-48. Stockbower, a biology and German studies major from Fort Washington, Pa., is just the second player in Swarthmore history to reach 1,000 career points and rebounds.
In a recent radio interview, Stockbower describes reaching this milestone, as well as her love of rebounding (she likes it more than scoring) and her decision to come to Swarthmore. "I looked at a lot of schools in the Centennial Conference," she says. "In the end, Swarthmore's tradition of academic excellence was definitely really important to me."
Averaging 18 points and more than 13 rebounds a game - 6th in the nation - Stockbower has scored in double figures in 71 consectutive games - a conference record. For her career, she has garnered numerous awards and honors: 2009 Centennial Conference Performer of the Year, 2009 WCBA All-Region, 2008 Centennial Conference First Team, Centennial Conference Player of the Week (four times ), ECAC Performer of the Week (four times), and D3Hoops.com Team of the Week (three times). At the completion of the basketball season, she will study abroad in Germany.