Bouchard Now Plays For Hall of Famer

Bentley Women's Coach Part of '20 Naismith Hall of Fame Class

Former Houlton High School standout basketball player Kolleen Bouchard now plays for a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach.

Bouchard is a sophomore at Bentley University in Massachusetts. Her coach, Barbara Stevens, is part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class announced over the weekend that many say is the best class ever inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Headlining the class is Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Other basketball greats to be inducted in Springfield, Massachusetts in August include former NBA player and coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime NCAA men’s coach Eddie Sutton, Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, former WNBA star Tamika Catchings and the late Patrick Baumann, a former Secretary General of FIBA.

Stevens is in her 34th year as women’s coach at Division II Bentley and her 43rd year as a college head coach. She has 1,058 wins and only Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Tara Vanderveer (Stanford) and Geo Auriemma (UConn) have more wins.

Stevens is a five-time WBCA Division II National Coach of the year. Bentley won the national championshp in 2013-14.

“I am so honored, I am so humbled to be included in this unbelievable class of inductees into the Hall of Fame,” said Stevens after learning of her election. “This is something that is overwhelming.

“The incredible emotions that I felt after receiving the call from the Hall of Fame Friday afternoon, I can’t even put into words.”  –  Bentley Press Release

Bentley finished this past season with a 19-9 record.

Bouchard, 2018 Miss Maine Basketball Award winner, played in 20 games for the Falcons after some early season injuries. She averaged 20 minutes per game, scoring 5.3 PPG, 2 RPG and 1 APG.

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