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Former Penn State Guard Kelly Mazzante Will be Inducted in Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

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One of the greatest players in Penn State’s women’s basketball history, Kelly Mazzante will be one of 11 new inductees into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

She will be joining Jerry Marks, James Roth, Stu Jackson, Albert Jacks, Dennis Dods, Jim Cunningham, Liala Brock, and the late Robert Del Greco in the Class of 2022.

Mazzante was a 6-foot-1 shooting guard out of Montoursville, Pennsylvania where she scored over 3,215 points, which is still third in Pennsylvania Girls basketball history.

In her time at Penn State, Mazzante led Penn State to two Big Ten championships, two sweet sixteen appearances, and an elite eight appearance in 2004. She left Penn State as the conference’s all-time leading scorer with 2,919 points. Mazzante also held the record for field goals (1025). field goal attempts (2,403), three-point field goals (357), and three-point field goals attempted (1,019).

Mazzante played in the WNBA from 2004-2011for the Charlotte Sting, Pheonix Mercury, and the Atlanta Dream. She also played in Russia for Spartak from 2008-10, and MiZo Pecs in Hungary in 2011.

Mazzante has hosted her basketball camp in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania since 2007 and is an associate head coach at Bucknell University.

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on Oct. 30 at a banquet in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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