Rehbaum Honored among Section V’s Finest

Release Date:
November 12, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ROCHESTER, NY – Hilbert College head women’s basketball coach Kara Rehbaum was inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, at a ceremony in Rochester, NY. Section V is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). Rehbaum joins 10 other inductees as part of the class of 2005.

Before going on to play at Canisius College, Rehbaum starred at Irondequoit High school as Kara Haun before graduating in 1980. She set records for the most career points (1,046) and rebounds (859) and was a three-time All-County selection (’78-’80), as well as being named to the Section V All-Tournament Team (’77-’78). In her senior year, she was named to the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester First Team, and was the Rochester Times Union’s Player of the Year.

At Canisius College, where she can still be found atop the college’s career leaders, Rehbaum set records for all-time scoring (1,661), all-time rebounding (1075), games played (119), and games started (118). In her senior year at with the Golden Griffins, she was recognized as the R.T. French Player of the Year in Division II College Basketball, Team MVP, and Co-Player of the Year in the Upstate Conference. She was drafted by the Atlanta Comets of the Women’s American Basketball Association (WABA), and played for one year before the league was disbanded.

Basketball still remains in her blood, and after a coaching stint at Canisius, she is now in her second year leading the Hilbert College Hawks where she also serves as the assistant athletics director.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.