Lady Blazer Karina Scott to play at Winston Salem State University


VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University women’s basketball freshman Karina Scott (Noblesville, Ind.) announced earlier this week that she has committed to continuing her basketball and academic careers next year at NCAA Division II Winston Salem State University in North Carolina.

“I chose Winston Salem State because they have a great broadcasting program,” Scott said. “Stephen A. Smith from ESPN went there and he gives back and helps out broadcasting students. So I feel there will be great opportunities there for me to thrive in.”

“The Head Coach is amazing,” Scott added. “What she values and how she coaches her players is amazing. The campus is very lively and has lots of interaction, engaging and activities to do outside of school and sports. Also the area is beautiful.”

Scott was a frequent member of the Lady Trailblazers starting lineup this past season, being one of only two Lady Blazers to play in all 30 games this past season, along with sophomore Brie Miller (Bainbridge, Ind.).

Scott proved to be a big time option for the Lady Blazers from three-point range, leading the team with 73 three-point makes this past season, while shooting 35.6 percent from behind the three-point arc.

Scott really began to make a name for herself in the Blue and Gold early in the season when she had a stretch of six straight games where she scored in double figures.

Scott’s best game with the Lady Trailblazers came in February when she hit a career-high eight three-pointers to set a new career high with 28 points in VU’s 138-56 win over Shawnee.

Scott closed out her lone season at Vincennes University with 281 points, 93 assists, 71 rebounds and 45 steals, averaging 9.4 points per game.

Scott helped guide the Lady Trailblazers to a 19-11 record this past season, which saw the Lady Blazers reach the 2024 Midwest District Championship game for the second year in a row.

“My favorite memory from this past year would probably be when I started in my first college game on our home court,” Scott said. “And also my first time anchoring the news for Vincennes PBS.”

Scott joins Lady Blazers All-American Destinee Hooks (Indianapolis, Ind.) as the first two VU women’s basketball players to announce their plans for the upcoming season, with Hooks announcing last month that she will be attending the University of New Mexico.

“Academically, Vincennes University has given me a lot of hands on experience with broadcasting both in front of the camera and behind the scenes,” Scott said. Athletically, I was able to adjust to the speed and physicality of the collegiate level for the first time and understanding more leadership skills and quick playmaking decisions as everyone around me is quicker, smarter and more skilled than those at the high school level.”

Scott is set to join a Rams squad coming off of a 9-21 season, with a 2-16 record in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play under Head Coach L’Tona Lamonte.

The Vincennes University Athletic Department would like to congratulate Karina Scott on her commitment to Winston Salem State University and wishes her good luck as she continues her basketball and academic career next season.