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Hall of Fame Bound

Hall of Fame Bound

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont women's basketball assistant coach Carley Peterson Kuhns was recently named to the Valdosta State University Athletics Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a student-athlete.

"I am humbled to receive the honor from my alma mater and want to thank the selection committee for considering me.  My time at Valdosta State was special to me and is part of the foundation that has helped build my career," Kuhns said.

"I am excited to a part of the induction ceremony and to share it with my family, friends, former teammates and coaches, and the Valdosta State Women's Basketball supporters that were there along the way."

A member of the women's basketball team from 2004 through 2008, Peterson Kuhns earned Kodak/State Farm WBCA Honorable Mention All-American honors during the 2007-08 season, becoming the first Lady Blazer since 2001 to garner the honor.

She was a two-time First Team All-Gulf South Conference selection (2007, 2008) and played in all 122 games during her career, making 120 starts.  Peterson Kuhns scored 1,133 career points, the 16th-most in school history, and averaged 9.3 points per game in her career.  The two-time team captain also helped VSU earn a trip to the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen during her senior campaign with a 26-6 overall record.  She led the team in scoring, averaging 10.4 points per game, and shot .373 percent from behind the three-point arc that season.

During her career, Peterson Kuhns also tallied 436 rebounds, 247 assists, 35 blocked shots and 245 steals and owns the Valdosta State career record for three-pointers made with 262, which is the fifth-most in Gulf South Conference (GSC) history.  She also set a single season school record when she made 91 three pointers in 2006-07, the seventh-most in GSC history, and attempted a school record 233 the following season.

Most recently, Peterson Kuhns was named to the prestigious Gulf South Conference All-Decade Second Team for her stellar career on the hardwood as a Lady Blazer.

Kuhns and the rest of the 2015 class will be officially inducted on January 24, 2015 at Valdosta State University.