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Carol A. Blazejowski

Enshrined 1994
Elizabeth, NJ
Born: September 29, 1956

Biography

Known appropriately as "The Blaze," Carol Blazejowski ranks among college basketball all-time scorers. A pure shooter, Blazejowski holds the single season (38.6 ppg, 1,235 pts) and career (31.7 ppg) basketball scoring records and during a phenomenal career at Montclair (NJ) State Blazejowski tallied a total of 3,199 points alone. The first-ever recipient of the Wade Trophy as the 1978 Women's Basketball Player of the Year, Blazejowski was a three-time All-America selection and was named Converse Women's Player of the Year in 1977. In 1976, The Blaze set the Madison Square Garden single-game scoring mark with 52 points against Queens College in a nationally-televised game. Blazejowski was a member of the 1980 Olympic team and played in World University and Pan American Games.

Career Highlights

All-America at Montclair State, 1976-78
Led Montclair State to AIAW Final Four, 1976
Converse Women's Player of the Year, 1977
Gold medal, World University team, 1979