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Cain undecided about future, enjoying senior season

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 11:37 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska’s record-setting center Kate Cain is enjoying her senior season on the basketball court. She could come back for one more year, if she’d like. However, Cain is putting off that decision while the Huskers’ season continues into the WNIT. Nebraska plays UT-Martin on Friday at 11 a.m.

“I’m not 100 percent certain on anything,” Cain said. “I really just want to focus on this season as it goes.”

Cain is the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots. As a senior, she was named to the Big Ten’s All-Defensive Team, which Cain describes as a huge honor. The veteran forward was a steady performer during an adventurous season that saw the Huskers play short-handed due to COVID-19 protocols and injuries. The Huskers currently have a 12-12 record.

“I’m treating it as its my fourth season, my final season,” Cain said. “But obviously anything could happen.”

Cain celebrated her Senior Day on February 27th. However, the Huskers did not play that day due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

The 6′5 native of New York has scored 1,071 points over her career. She’s the only player in program history to surpass 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, and 250 blocked shots.

“I think that dwelling on the ‘If I stay, if I go’ type of scenario would just overall stress me out,” Cain said.

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