A catalyst at the point guard position for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, Katie Boone helped lead the Crusaders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during her four-year career, and on Saturday, February 16, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2001-2002, Boone was part of a run to the quarterfinals of the WNIT during her freshman campaign. Boone then earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in 2002-2003 and was a Second Team All-Mid-Con selection in 2003-2004, helping Valpo win conference titles and earn NCAA Tournament berths both years.
She twice was named to the Mid-Con All-Tournament Team, including being honored as Tournament MVP in 2003. Also a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree, Boone finished her Crusader career second in program history in assists, fourth in 3-point percentage and fifth in steals.
A 2005 graduate of Valparaiso University, Boone is currently employed as a physician assistant.
The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Hilltop Gym on campus. The banquet is slated to begin at 11 a.m. The cost of the banquet is $30 per person, and reservations can be made by calling Sharon Jackson at 219.464.5471 or 800.803.7184 ext. 72. The deadline for making reservations is Friday, Feb. 8. This year's inductees will also be recognized at halftime of both the men's and women's basketball games that day.