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UTSA Associate Head Coach Jamie Carey inducted into Texas Athletics Hall of Honor

AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, the University of Texas announced that UTSA Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach Jamie Carey would be inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor, with Carey representing one of 11 members in the 2023 class. 
Carey will be officially recognized with the Class of 2023 at an induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. inside the LBJ Auditorium and Conference Center on the UT campus.
The selection follows an illustrious playing career at Texas that saw Carey achieve a pair of All-Big 12 honors while writing her name across the program record book. Before transferring to Texas, she was named 1999 Miss Colorado Basketball at Horizon High School and received the 2000 Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year award at Stanford before concussion issues left her out of commission for the next two seasons. 
From there, she spent 2002-05 suiting up for the Longhorns, appearing in 96 games and helping the program reach the Final Four in 2003. She was a finalist for several major awards, including the Margaret Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award, and the Nancy Lieberman National Point Guard of the Year award, among others. Additionally, she was named 2004 Jim Valvano Comeback Player of the Year and served as an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee in 2005.
She eclipsed 1,000 career points with Texas and still maintains the team's top all-time three-point percentage at 41.8% while sitting second all-time in minutes-per-game at 31.4. Carey also ranks fifth all-time in three-pointers made at 193, and her free throw percentage of 80.1% slots her eighth. 
Due to her prowess and ability to bounce back from misfortune, the University of Texas has created the Jamie Carey Comeback Award, which is given to a student-athlete who has worked to overcome adversity across their intercollegiate experience. 
Off the court, Carey was a two-time third-team College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) All-American selection, and she achieved a bachelor's degree in sociology from Texas in 2004 before securing a master's in sports management in 2006.
Following her collegiate playing career, Carey was selected 31st overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2005 WNBA Draft before spending four years with the Connecticut Sun, which included a quartet of postseason appearances, including a trip to the 2005 WNBA Finals. 
As a coach, Carey spent a wealth of time working at all levels of the sport, including four years at USA Basketball as the assistant women's national team director and six years at a pair of Colorado High Schools that resulted in three Class 4A Great 8 State appearances, two Pikes Peak Athletic Conference titles, a 2014 Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Coach of the Year accolade, and a Class 5A runner-up finish in 2010.
Carey then burst onto the collegiate scene, spending 2014-16 as an assistant coach at Colorado before linking up with current UTSA Head Coach Karen Aston at Texas from 2016-20. She was an assistant coach for the first two seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in 2018. At her alma mater, Carey was responsible for instructing the guards while coordinating the teams' offensive schemes and recruiting efforts. She helped UT to a 95-37 record in her time with three NCAA Tournaments appearances and a pair of NCAA Sweet 16s. 
After leaving Texas, Carey served as associate head coach at North Texas before reuniting with Aston in April of 2021 at UTSA. Carey adds this honor to an already impressive resume, also serving as a member of the 2019 Horizon (Colo.) High School Hall of Fame and the 2020 Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame classes. 
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