Springfield, Mass. - March 23, 2018 - After an impressive career in maroon and white, senior forward Heather King (Lebanon, N.H.) will represent Springfield College at the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Senior All Star Game, which will be held on Saturday, March 24 at Ainsworth Gymnasium on the campus of Smith College in Northampton, Mass at 1 p.m.
King, a Sport Management major, was an instrumental member of the Pride's success over the past four seasons as the Lebanon, N.H. native started 80 of the 103 games she played in while wearing a Springfield College uniform. Over the course of her four years with the Pride, King played an average of 24.5 minutes per game, while also producing 8.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 steals per contest.
This past season, King totaled a career-best 257 points as she pumped in 8.9 per contest, while also picking up 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. King's junior and senior year were highlighted by back-to-back 20-win seasons, marking the ninth and 10th time in the Springfield College women's basketball history that the Pride has eclipsed the 20-win plateau.
Throughout her career, King was an advocate for hard work in the community, as she underwent a peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation as part of the "Be The Match" organization and their national bone marrow registry at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center last March. King is no stranger to dedicating her time and effort outside of Blake Arena, as she, along with the women's basketball program at Springfield College, have been active participants with Team IMPACT. The women's basketball team partnered with Team IMPACT in the spring of 2015 when they welcomed Lisa Hartley, a 16-year-old girl with Type B and Bulky Hodgkin's Lymphoma, onto the team.