|Title:||Class of 1988|
Catherine A. (Westall) Kuzmeskus. your exceptional athletic ability and competitive spirit as a basketball player distinguish you as the only female athlete in Worcester State College history to have reached the 1,000 plateau in both points and rebounds.
You are the College's all time leading scorer with 1,459 points and the all time leading rebounder 1,151, an average of 12.6 per game. You also established an amazing record of 447 blocked shots, an average of 4.9 per contest.
You were instrumental in leading the College to its only NCAA National Women's Basketball title in 1980 and you led the team to a third place finish nationally in 1981.
You still hold the single game scoring record of 32 points and the single game rebounding record with 25.
You were a driving force on teams which compiled an overall record of 84 wins and just 9 losses for a winning percentage of 90.3, the most successful era in the history of the College. You were the leader on a team which won 28 straight games in 1980 and 1981.
You were twice named an All-American by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) in 1980 and 1981. You were named the Women's Sports Federation Player of the Year in 1980 and twice named to the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) All-Regional team and were selected to the Massachusetts State College All-Conference team three straight times.
You were honored for your outstanding undergraduate achievements by selection to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. You were an assistant basketball coach at Clark University in 1982 when the team advanced to the final four in the NCAA Tournament.
You are currently employed as a certified public accountant. Catherine A. (Westall) Kuzmeskus, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.