Basketball standout Kaitlyn Read set numerous records during her time at Highland Park, then she did the same thing while competing at NYU.
At least temporarily, former Highland Park basketball standout Kaitlyn Read is in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame — sort of.
Read just wrapped up her decorated collegiate career at New York University, where she was awarded the Jostens Trophy earlier this year. The annual honor is given to one male and one female NCAA Division III basketball player to recognize a combination of basketball ability, academic prowess, and community service. She accepted the award at a ceremony earlier this year in Salem, Virginia.
As part of that honor, her No. 31 jersey is hanging in the rafters as part of a Hall of Fame exhibit in Knoxville, Tennessee, spotlighting the top women’s college players in the country from the past year.
Read finished her NYU career as the second-leading scorer in school history with 1,830 points. She also set a program record for career assists despite missing the 2017-18 season because of a foot injury.
During her senior year, when she played as a graduate student, she led the Violets with 19.9 points per game — setting a single-season scoring record at NYU with 577 points. Along the way, Read was named the University Athletic Association Player of the Year.
Read earned her bachelor’s degree in May 2017 with a double-major in politics and Spanish, and is currently working toward a master’s degree in global affairs with a concentration in transnational security. Her younger sister, Mikaela, will be a junior next season on the NYU basketball team.