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Carol Blazejowski Biography
Carol Blazejowski was born September 29, 1956, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Nicknamed The Blaze, she was a women's collegiate and professional basketball player. She is currently the President and General Manager of the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Using a jump shot patterned after what she saw in televised professional games, Blazejowski became one of the greatest scorers in the history of women's basketball, although she didn't begin serious competition until her senior year at Cranford High School in Cranford, New Jersey.
Only an alternate on the 1976 Olympic team, she led the 1977 World University Games team in scoring and had 38 points in a losing effort against the Soviet Union.
After finishing her college career she played two seasons of AAU basketball with the Allentown, Pennsylvania, Crestettes. The leading scorer on the national team that won the 1979 world championship, she was chosen for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, but her hopes for a gold medal were crushed after the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.
In 1980, Blazejowski became the highest-paid player in the Women's Pro Basketball League, signing a three-year contract for a reported $150,000 with the New Jersey Gems. However, the league folded after her first season, effectively ending her playing career.
After serving six years working in the front office of the National Basketball Association, Blazejowski was named Vice President and General Manager of the WNBA's New York Liberty on January 7, 1997. On February 15, 2008 it was announced that Blazejowski was promoted to President of the New York Liberty
In 1994, she was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1999, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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