Clark resident Katie Ledden, a Junior at Rutgers Preparatory school in Somerset NJ, has recently committed to play Division 1 basketball at the University of Rhode Island on a full athletic scholarship.   Ledden dreamed of playing Division 1 basketball since she was in the third grade and started playing basketball for the Clark Travel Basketball program.  She played with the Clark Travel program through 8th grade and also played AAU basketball for Team Sharp under Coach Michele Sharp, from 4th grade until 9th grade.

Ledden also played for the Kumpf Middle School Basketball team where she broke numerous school records and then played her Freshman year at Arthur L. Johnson HS.  Ledden transferred to Rutgers Prep, the #2 girls basketball team in the State and #17 in the country,  when she was a sophomore.

Last Spring and Summer, Ledden played in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League for the Philadelphia Rise, where she was seen by hundreds of college coaches at various tournaments around the country.  Ledden was being recruited by 32 Division 1 schools and had received 9 official Division 1 offers before deciding she wanted to spend her collegiate career at URI.  Some of the other schools who made official offers to Ledden included St. Joseph’s University,  the University of Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac, and  Bucknell University to name a few.  

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