Born in Natick, Massachusetts, Kara Wolters was one of the most successful female basketball players in history at both the collegiate and professional levels. The 6’7’’ Wolters was the tallest player in University of Connecticut history as she led them to a national championship in 1995 and won Associated Press College Player of the Year in 1997. Once she was drafted by the Houston Comets, Wolters immediately helped them win a WNBA title in 1999. Off the court, Wolters founded the Kara Kares Foundation in 1998 in support of brain cancer research as her sister, Katie, battled with a brain tumor for most of her life. Kara was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.