A new scoring leader

Tamara McCaskill, a senior in chemical engineering, concluded a record-setting career for the Lady Miners in March as the all-time leading scorer in the history of the S&T women’s basketball program. She also landed an all-conference honor for the third time in her four-year career.


McCaskill was a second-team all-league selection in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the 2008-09 season after earning first-team laurels as a junior. She finished the season with a total of 1,525 points to surpass the mark set by Joee Kvetensky, ChE’95, MS EnvE’97, who played from 1990-94. McCaskill led the Lady Miners in scoring during the year with an average of 17.6 points a game.
In her four seasons at S&T, McCaskill scored 1,525 points to move atop the scoring chart and finished with a school record 591 field goals made. She concluded her career ranked fourth in free throws made with 296, and fifth in rebounds with 620 and blocked shots with 85. She ranked 10th in assists and was among the top 10 in steals.

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