- 2019 Induction Class
At Springside, Katie Rutan was a basketball powerhouse. During her senior year when she averaged 20.6 points per game, she was a Blue and Gold Award Winner, Phyllis M. Vare Sportsmanship Award recipient, Inter-Ac League Player of the Year, and captain of the First Team All-Inter-Ac. She was ranked in the top 100 by ESPN, named McDonald’s All-American Honorable Mention, and impressively, remains the highest scorer in the school’s basketball history with a career of 1,759 points.
Katie continued her success on the court at Xavier University where she played for two years before finishing her college career at the University of Maryland. At Xavier, she scored a career-high of 25 points in a game and set a Xavier record for “threes” made in one half. She was named to the 2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and was an Associated Press First Team pick for Class A. She scored more than 1,000 points in her college career and was named All-ACC Academic Team (2012, 2013). After college, she played professional basketball in Europe for teams in Greece, Romania, and Luxembourg where she was named All-Romanian League Honorable Mention (2017).