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Horstmeyer, Caren

Caren Horstmeyer (Choppelas) '84
  • Sport: Women’s Basketball
  • Years Attended: 1980-1984
  • Years Coached: 1988-2000
  • Overall Record: 221-124 (.641)  
  • Conference Record: 112-56
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 4 (1992,1994,1998,1999)
  • WNIT Champions - 1991
  • WNIT Appearances: 2 (1991,2000)
  • Regular Season WCC Titles: 6 (1991,1992*,1993,1994,1998*,1999)
  • WCC Tournament Champion: 2 (1992, 1998)
  • Inducted in 1997

Caren (Choppelas) Horstmeyer began her career with Santa Clara Basketball in 1980. As a star on the court,  she earned a number of records: most points in a game (32), season (452), and career (1496), and the most games played (107). At the age of 25 she became the head coach of the Bronco Women’s Basketball program and her success continued. Horstmeyer’s overall record was 221-124. Her teams made l4 NCAA Tournament appearances, won a WNIT Championship in 1991, earned 6 Regular Season WCC Titles, and 2 WCC Tournament Championships. After Santa Clara, Horstmeyer’s success followed her to coach Berkeley and U.S. national team activities. She served as head coach of the East team at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993, and she has been active on selection committees for the U.S. national team. Horstmeyer has received the Converse Coach of the Year Award and the Kodak All-American Team Award.

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