Former Lady Cardinal Monique Reid to be Inducted in the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame

    In the realm of college basketball, certain players have an uncanny ability to capture the hearts of fans and etch their names into the sport’s history. Monique Reed, a shining star, has indeed made waves within the basketball community. Her extraordinary talent, unwavering dedication, and an inspirational life story combine to ensure that Monique Reed’s name will forever be enshrined in the hearts of Louisville basketball enthusiasts.

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    Monique Reed’s journey in 2023 commenced as she joined the coaching staff of the Bellarmine University women’s basketball team, following an illustrious professional playing career abroad. As this year draws to a close, she stands alongside seven other remarkable athletes, representing a total of eight different teams, who will be inducted into the University of Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame class on October 27, 2023. Monique Reed will be remembered as one of the most exceptional Lady Cardinals to have graced the basketball court.

    Monique Reid stands as a prominent figure among Louisville’s elite women’s basketball players, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s sports landscape. Her journey to greatness took root during her four-year tenure at Fern Creek High School, where her exceptional scoring prowess consistently left fans in awe. As a junior and senior, Monique earned the prestigious distinction of being named a first-team All-State selection. Her senior season, in particular, was nothing short of extraordinary, as she averaged an astonishing 31.6 points per game and an impressive 19.2 rebounds per game, securing the second-highest point total in the state. With a career-high of 2,666 points, she concluded her high school career on a triumphant note.

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    In 2014, Reid took her talents overseas to resume her basketball career. She first stopped was with New Basket Oberhausen in the DBBL. DBBL is the premier women’s basketball league in Germany. Reid averaged 14.9 points in 18 games in the 2013-2014 season. The next season was even better, with 15.6 points per game in 20 games. Since then, she has played for numerous teams in Europe. She played for Goldis ICIM Arad, Montana 2003, and Beroe Stara Zagora.

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    Monique Reed’s lasting influence on the Lady Cardinals’ program is still evident today, with their top-tier performance extending into a new decade. Monique’s meteoric rise commenced in her freshman year when she earned the coveted title of All-Big East first-team performer. By the time her senior year arrived, Monique had firmly established herself as a candidate for All-American honors. She’s 8th all time on the scoring list for the University of Louisville women’s team.

    Unfortunately, an osteochondral injury threatened to derail her aspirations, but she was granted a medical fifth year to recover and ultimately concluded her illustrious career in 2013 as one of the top 10 scorers in Lady Cardinal basketball history. During her collegiate journey, she also made appearances in two national championship games.

    S.K. Patrick
    S.K. Patrick
    S.K. Patrick is a sports journalist from Louisville, Ky with over 5 years of sports journalism experience. Patrick graduated from the University of Louisville with his BA in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Patrick has been part of Louisville's local sports community for several years. He’s a former high school football player and little league football coach. Patrick has covered press conferences and games for U of L’s Sports Information Office. He now covers the ACC, along with Western Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. He has reported on Rick Pitino, Bobby Petrino, Jimbo Fisher, Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, and many others. Professionally he has covered the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

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