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Alumni Spotlight: Diana Caramanico '97

Germantown Academy alumna and Upper School Math Teacher Diana Caramanico '97 was recently featured on the University of Pennsylvania's website.

Diana Caramanico got buckets, as the kids say these days.

Buckets, and buckets, and buckets.

Bushels of buckets, so much so that she graduated in 2001 as the leading scorer in Penn basketball history, men or women, with 2,415 points, and the top scorer in Ivy League and Big 5 history.

Her record stands, still. Likewise, she is the women’s basketball team’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,207) and steals (210).

Four times in four years as a Quaker, Caramanico was a First-Team All-Ivy selection, and she was a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year and Big 5 Player of the Year.

As a sophomore, she recorded 21 double-doubles in 26 games. During her junior season, she averaged 24.8 points per contest, second-best in the country. In her senior year, Penn finished with an unblemished 14-0 conference record, won the Ivy League for the first time, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

The Big 5 Hall of fame came calling in 2007, and the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.

A native of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Caramanico is an alumna of the Wharton School and the College of Liberal & Professional Studies. Penn Today chatted with her recently about getting buckets, staying out of foul trouble, her last game at the Palestra, playing professionally in France, and what she’s up to today.