PHILADELPHIA - Penn women's basketball all-time leading scorer Diana Caramanicowas inducted into thePhiladelphia Big 5 Hall of Famein a ceremony at The Palestra on January 25, alongwith long-time Big 5 public address announcer John McAdams and former La Salle great Jen Zenszer.
Caramanico, a 2001 graduate of Wharton, shattered the Penn record books during her time at The Palestra, leaving as the all-time leading scorer -- male or female -- with 2,415 points. The three-time Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Year was the fastest Quaker to reach 1,000 points, doing so as a sophomore. She is one of just 101 Division I women’s basketball players to have more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.
Caramanico still topsmany of Penn’s leader lists, including most points in a game (42) and season (694), field goals made in a season (268) and career (927), rebounds in a season (333) and a career (1,207) and steals in a career (210). Over her career she averaged a double-double of 22.4 ppg and 11.2 rpg and had 65 double-doubles in 108 games.
After graduation, Caramanico played professionally in France for two seasons before returning home to become an assistant coach at her high school alma mater, GermantownAcademy. Recently, she becamethe head coach of girls' basketball at Penn Charter after serving as an assistant coach there last season.