Birthdate: February 2, 1971
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Reading (1969)
Colleges: Purdue, Xavier (1994)
Carol Madsen of Reading High School received the title of Ohio's Ms. Basketball in 1989 when she averaged 24.5 points per game and was Player of the Year in Division III. As a junior she averaged 22.8 points and made the All-Ohio second team.
She received many local and national honors. Parade Magazine listed her on its All-America second team.
Madsen started her college career at Purdue University but transferred to Xavier after one year and helped turn a mediocre Xavier program into a perennial power. She scored 1,702 points in three seasons.
In 1991-92, her first year at Xavier, she was Player of the Year in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference as XU made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. As a senior she scored 46 points in a game against LaSalle and again was Player of the Year in the MCC.
Xavier, which averaged just 6.5 victories in the six seasons prior to her arrival, averaged 20 victories in her three seasons and made the NCAA tourney field all three years.