In 2007 Paris was named Player of the Year as a sophomore. Also, she was selected to Big-12 Player of the Year three times. When the former Sooner left Oklahoma, she left with 20 NCAA records. One of the records is 112 consecutive double-doubles.
Courtney Paris is the only player in NCAA history to have 700 points, 500 rebounds, 100 blocks in a season. She finished her college career averaging 19.9 points, 14.8 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game; Paris scored 2,729 points and grabbed 2,034 rebounds at Oklahoma. Also, Paris was Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Defensive of Player of the Year twice.
Paris played ten seasons in the WNBA for the Sacramento Monarchs, Atlanta Dream, Tulsa Shock, and Seattle Storm. In her time in the WNBA, Paris won a WNBA Championship in 2018 with the Seattle Storm. She also won two WNBA rebounding titles.
Paris had this to say about taking the coaching job,” I’m thrilled to return to my alma mater as a coach. When coach Coale offered me the opportunity, it was a no-brainer. I’m excited to get to work.”