July 26, 2010
BALTIMORE - Recent Loyola University Maryland graduate Kaitlin Grant has signed a contract and will play professional women's basketball in Germany beginning this fall.
Grant will play for the Osnabrucker SC Panthers in the Bundesliga 2. She is the fourth player from the Loyola women's basketball program to play professionally in Europe in the last four years.
"I am very excited about going to Germany to play," Grant said. "I have always wanted to live in another country and experience life outside of America. It is great that I get to do it while playing basketball."
The OSC Panthers won the Bundesliga 2 North Division title last season with a 16-2 record. The team is located in Onsabruck, Germany, a city with more than 160,000 residents in the North Central part of the country.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for Kaitlin, and we wish her the best," Loyola Head Coach Joe Logan said. "Kaitlin continued her growth as a basketball player during her time at Loyola, and she has many years of great basketball ahead of her."
As a senior in 2009-2010, Grant averaged 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Greyhounds. She shot 45.5-percent from the field and led the Greyhounds with 75 steals. The mark tied the single-season record in the category. Early in the season, she set the school single-game record with 12 steals against Mount St. Mary's.
Grant, who graduated with her bachelor of science in speech pathology, concluded her Loyola career with 986 points, 694 rebounds and 186 steals.
She joins former Loyola players Jill Glessner (England and Norway), Siobhan Prior (England) and Vika Sholokhova (Spain and Russia) to compete internationally in the last four years. Glessner was named the MVP of the Kvinneligaen in Norway last year after earning Import Player of the Year honors in England the year before.