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Kristen Sharkey begins her first year as an assistant coach on the UB women's basketball staff in 2015-16.

A 2014 UB graduate with a degree in psychology, Sharkey is working towards a Master of Business Administration. A standout for the Bulls, she was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection and a two-time Academic All-MAC pick. In January 2015, Sharkey became the 22nd player in program history to score 1,000 points. She ended her playing career with six top-10 rankings on UB's all-time career lists. Sharkey sits fourth with a free throw percentage of 77.2, fifth with 305 free throws and 120 games played, eighth with 1,264 points, 10th with 455 field goals and 759 rebounds.

During the 2014-15 season, Sharkey was a two-time MAC East Player of the Week and earned Big 4 and UB Athlete of the Week nods on four occasions. She led the team with 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, while adding a Bull-best eight double-doubles. She earned Miami Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team nods and was named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week on March 18. During the 2013-14 season, Sharkey received the MAC Presidential Award and was inducted into the Taurus Aureus academic honor society. She became a SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete and was the female recipient of the MAC Medal of Excellence.

Sharkey, who started 85 straight games to end her career, led the Bulls to their first back-to-back winning seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15 since the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons.