Quick... name the most prolific single-game scorer in WPI basketball history. Rick Wheeler, you say? Chris Dunn? Greg Fiddes? Orville Bailey? Wrong! Wrong gender, in fact. The answer is Kim Landry.
On February 8, 1997, in a game with MIT, Kim scored an incredible 46 points-still the all-time single-game total for any player in WPI basketball history-male or female.
"I still recall that game," says her coach, Christa Champion. "It was as if the basket had radar. Kim was on fire."
But Kim Landry is not being inducted tonight for that game alone. She remains the second-leading scorer in WPI women's basketball history, with 1,585 points. She is the sixth-leading rebounder with 857. As a senior, she averaged 19.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game-a double-double for an entire season. Her 19.8 points-per-game average ranked 21st in the nation.
During her tremendous senior year, Kim Landry was named her team's MVP. She won the Varsity Club Award for women, WPI's highest athletic honor; she received a WBCA Kodak All-America honorable mention; and she was a two-time ECAC New England Player of the Week. Overall, she was a two-time All-New 8 selection.
It was as a junior that Kim made a name for herself. She was named All-New England that season, and the team finished with a WPI all-time best, 23-6, reaching the second round of the NCAA playoffs. No WPI women's basketball team has gone that far, before or since.
Today, Kim teaches physics at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, coaches varsity basketball at St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg, and is taking courses toward a master's degree in mathematics at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
For her truly outstanding numbers, and for her dedication both on and off the court, it is with great pride that WPI inducts Kim Landry into its Athletic Hall of Fame.