|Katie Douglas Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||May 7, 1979|
Katie Douglas is a retired American professional basketball player who served as a shooting guard and as a small forward. During the peak of her career, she was widely known as one of the most prominent female two-way players due to her impressive playing style that demonstrated her long-range shooting and high-scoring abilities.
Kathryn Elizabeth Douglas
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
She attended Perry Meridian High School and later went to Purdue University where she graduated with a Communications major in 2001.
Retired Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Ken
- Mother – Karen
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Katie Douglas has dated –
- Vasilis Giapalakis (2005) – Katie Douglas married sports agent Vasilis Giapalakis in 2005. The former beaus met while Douglas was playing for a Greek club. A few years after tying the knot, the two had decided to call it quits.
- Fred Poe (2015-Present) – A few months following her retirement from WNBA, she had tied the knot with businessman Fred Poe in July 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- Tall physical appearance
- Beautiful eyes
Katie Douglas Favorite Things
- Basketball Memory – 1997 Southport Semistate
Source – IndyStar
Katie Douglas Facts
- She is left-handed.
- In 2017, she opened an Orangetheory Fitness franchise fitness center situated in Greenwood, Indiana.
- She lost both of her parents to cancer; her father died first in 1997 while her mother passed away in 2000.
- She was a multiple-time WNBA All-Star.
- Douglas was a selection to both the All-WNBA Team and WNBA All-Defensive First Team.
- In 2012, she won the WNBA Championship with the Indiana Fever.
- While she was attending Purdue University, she led the university to an NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship in 1999.
- She was a two-time Kodak All-America in 2000 and 2001.
- She was named to the 1999 and 2001 NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Team.
- Douglas was a recipient of the “Big Ten Conference Player of the Year” honor in 2000 which she shared with Helen Darling. In 2001, she became the unanimous “Big Ten Player of the Year” and won the “Silver Basketball” from the Chicago Tribune.
- She played for the US team at the 1999 World University Games held in Palma De Mallorca, Spain. The team recorded 4-2 and earned the silver medal at the time. Douglas also turned out to be the top scorer of the USA team, averaging 17.6 points per game.
- In the 2001 WNBA Draft, she was selected as the 10th overall pick by the Orlando Miracle. She stayed and played for the franchise even after they moved to Uncasville, Connecticut, which caused the team to be renamed as the Connecticut Sun before hitting the 2003 season.
- In 2006, she was named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team and earned the “Most Valuable Player” award in the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game.
- In 2007, she placed 5th in the league steals, 7th in scoring, and 12th in assists. At that time, she was also selected for the WNBA All-Defensive First Team.
- She was traded to the Indiana Fever for Tamika Whitmore on February 19, 2008. In 2012, Douglas won her first WNBA Championship game with the Fever, defeating the Minnesota Lynx in 3-1 scoring.
- She re-signed a 2-year deal with a third-year option with the Connecticut Sun on March 14, 2014.
- On May 1, 2015, Douglas formally announced her retirement following 14 seasons in the WNBA.
- For the record, she was one of the most well-performing players in the WNBA league. She ranked 12th in the regular-season scoring, 6th in the regular season 3-pointers, 6th in the regular season steals, 9th in the playoff scoring, 4th in the playoff 3-pointers, and 4th in the playoff steal.
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