June 2, 2005
Kanetra Queen has been named Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at Clemson, as announced by head coach Cristy McKinney on Thursday. Queen, a guard at Clemson from 2000-04, was promoted from her position as a graduate assistant. She takes over the position formerly held by Barbara Kennedy-Dixon, who recently moved into the role of Senior Women’s Administrator at Clemson.
“After being here for only a month, I realized we had a really great person working as a graduate assistant in Kanetra,” McKinney said. “I didn’t want to lose her, because she’s very organized and efficient. She’s just the type of person we needed to fill the position of basketball operations.”
Queen served as graduate assistant for the Lady Tiger program during the 2004-05 season. Among her job responsibilities were on-campus recruiting, video editing, scouting, and inter-office administrative duties. She also served as color analyst for WCCP-FM and Clemson Tiger Sports Properties at various times.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to continue working with the women’s basketball program here at Clemson and with Coach McKinney,” Queen said. “I believe that she definitely has a tremendous love and passion for the game of basketball. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to learn from her.”
Queen earned four letters at Clemson from 2000 to 2004. A veteran of 104 games, she started 37 during her career. She totaled 241 points and 214 assists during her time as a Lady Tiger. She was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll during each of her four years at Clemson. She earned the ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship in 2004 as a result of her outstanding undergraduate academic accomplishments.
Queen, a native of Fayetteville, NC, graduated from Clemson in 2004 with a degree in communication studies.
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