Albany High School '00
As a four-year varsity starter in basketball, Carolyn Gottstein held the
school scoring record of 2,020 points, averaging 22 points per game. She
also held the school record for shots blocked with 383, for an average
of 4.2 per game.
As a freshman, she was a member of the 1997 state championship team. In
1997 and 1998, she was a third-team all-state selection and in 1999 and
2000 she was a first-team all-state selection.
In 1997, 1998 and 1999 she was a member of the all-area team and in 2000
she was named player of the year. In 1997, 1998 and 1999, she was a
member of the Big 10 all-star first team and in 2000 she was conference
MVP. Also in 2000, she was named player of the year by the Times
Union, the Troy Record, Schenectady Gazette and
NewsChannel 13. The Troy Record also named her female athlete of
the year in 2000.
She was a Street and Smith high school all-American and in her
senior year was named top player in New York state, earning the title
Miss Basketball New York State 2000. She went on to earn her bachelor’s
from Boston College, a master’s in marketing from Bentley University and
an MBA from Boston College. Now Carolyn Gannon, she is a marketing
analytics consultant in the Boston area, where she lives with her
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