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Kate Gaze scored 1,303 points as a Gael from 2009-14.
Kate Gaze scored 1,303 points as a Gael from 2009-14.
WBK | Gaze Signs Pro Contract With Townsville Fire
Release: Monday 04/25/2014 
by SMC Athletics
MORAGA, Calif. – Kate Gaze of the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team has signed a professional contract with the Townsville Fire (WNBL) in Australia.  The Melbourne native joins a strong team which has reached the WNBL finals in each of the last two seasons.

Gaze enjoyed a decorated career at Saint Mary’s, winning the most games as a Gael in her 135 career games, also an SMC record.  She finished her career at SMC in 2013-14 with 1,303 career points (12th in school history), along with 511 three-pointers (2nd), .832 free-throw percentage (2nd), 388 assists (2nd) and 3,654 minutes (2nd).

She’s familiar with the Fire coach in Chris Lucas, who was on board during Gaze’s summer of 2013 at the World University Games tryout (in Australia).  Last summer Gaze earned a reserve spot on the Australian National Team and played with the Emerging Opals squad.  Gaze played nine games in 12 days in China.

The Townsville Fire feature strong players in Rachael McCully and Suzy Batkovic.  Also on the roster includes Stephanie Cumming, Micaela Cocks and Rosie Fadljevic.