Nebraska Wesleyan University senior forward Katy Golden ended her successful four-year career with exactly 1,000 points after the season finale on Saturday (Feb. 26) in the AD3I Tournament Championship loss to Chapman University.
Golden (Gretna, Neb.) entered the game with 987 points and at the 7:28 mark of the second half she stepped to the line and hit a pair of free throws. Those would be the last points she would score in a Prairie Wolves uniform as she finished the game with 13 points.
Golden, a Gretna H.S., graduate, becomes the 10th Nebraska Wesleyan women’s basketball player to score at least 1,000 career points, and the second one this season. Teammate Sadie Struebing also reached the 1,000-point plateau earlier this season.
Golden ends her career ranked 10th all-time on the NWU scoring list. That is not the only category that she finished in the top 10 on the NWU all-time charts. She collected 653 career rebounds to rank fifth all-time, made 277 free throws to rank seventh all-time and had 89 blocked shots to rank fourth all-time.
Nebraska Wesleyan ended the 2010-11 season with an 11-16 overall record. The 11 victories were the most for a NWU women’s basketball team since the 2000-01 season.