Kari J. Geisler
Women's Basketball & Volleyball
Grad Year: 2007
Year Inducted: 2014
Kari J. Geisler ’07 was a forward on RIC’s women’s basketball team from 2003-07. The Deerfield, N.H. native wrapped up her career as one of only three Anchorwomen to register over 1,000 points and rebounds, finishing with 1,216 and 1,045, respectively.
She ended her four-year career as an Anchorwoman having played in 103 games, starting 89 of them. Geisler accumulated 89 assists, 118 steals and 68 blocks during her career. She posted a double-double for her career, averaging 11.8 points and 10.1 rebounds, to go along with a 1.1 steals-per-game average. Geisler is second all-time in career rebounding at RIC, while ranking ninth in scoring.
As a senior in 2006-07, Geisler was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 28 games, starting 26 of them. She averaged 13.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks. Geisler scored a season-high 22 points twice, grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds, tying the RIC record for the second-most boards in a game, vs. Mitchell on Jan. 30, tied a career-high with five assists twice and logged a season-high four steals vs. Wellesley on Nov. 28. She attempted a school record 22 free throws against Mitchell on Jan. 30
As a junior in 2005-06, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Geisler played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. She averaged a team-high 10.6 rebounds per game to go along with 11.2 points, 1.0 steals and 1.0 assists per game. Geisler registered season-highs of 18 points twice, 16 rebounds three times, five assists vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 11, two blocks twice and three steals on several occasions. She was named the Little East Conference's Player of the Week once on the season.
As a sophomore in 2004-05, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. Geisler played in 27 games, starting 24 of them. She averaged a team-high 9.3 rebounds per game to go along with 10.4 points, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. Geisler registered season-highs of 21 points twice, 17 rebounds vs. Western Connecticut on Feb. 15, two assists on several occasions, four steals vs. Roger Williams on Nov. 19 and three blocks vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18. She was named the Little East Conference's Player of the Week twice.
As a freshman in 2003-04, Geisler was named the Little East Conference's Rookie of the Year and was also a Second Team All-Conference selection. Geisler played in 22 games, starting 14 of them. She led the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She also averaged 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks per contest. Geisler registered a career-high 29 points vs. Plymouth State on Dec. 11, a season-high 18 rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 11, one assist on several occasions, a career-high five steals vs. Connecticut College on Nov. 25 and two blocks on several occasions.
She also played two seasons of women’s volleyball at RIC, starring as a middle hitter in both 2003 and 2004. Geisler was a Second Team All-LEC selection as a sophomore, helping lead the Anchorwomen to the program’s only Little East Regular Season Championship.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical/health education from Rhode Island College in 2007. Geisler finished her master’s degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire in 2011. She is currently working on an additional master’s degree in school counseling at Plymouth State University. Geisler is a 2003 graduate of Pinkerton Academy where she was a First Team All-Star selection.
Geisler resides in Dover, N.H. is an adaptive physical education teacher in Rochester, N.H., a position she has held since 2007.