Wednesday, June 06, 2007

2007 Induction Weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.,– Join us as the legends of women's basketball come off the court and into the spotlight for the 2007 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction. You will a witness to legendary moments as the Class of 2007 is honored for the renowned contributions to the sport of women's basketball.

The six members of the Class of 2007 are:

Texas standout guided the Longhorns to the No. 1 ranking in the final women’s basketball poll each of her four years, winning the National Championship in 1986 and becoming the first team to ever finish a season undefeated (36-0); also a member of the 1988 gold-medal winning USA Olympic women’s basketball team.


Three-time All-American at Louisiana Tech, led the Lady Techsters to two national championships – the 1981 AIAW title and the 1982 NCAA title; Wade Trophy and Broderick Award recipient in 1982.

Tennessee great was a two-time National Champion (1989, 1991), two-time Kodak All-American and became the first player from the Southeastern Conference to win the Wade Trophy in 1991; Olympic bronze medallist in 1992.


Best known for his national and local coverage of women’s basketball at the collegiate and professional level during his 37 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer; created the first weekly national collegiate women’s basketball poll in 1976, which two years later began worldwide transmission as the Associated Press women’s rankings.

Tennessee standout helped to lead the Lady Vols to four NCAA Final Four appearances, winning two national championships (1987 and 1989) andearning the Women’s Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor in 1989; one of two collegiate members on the gold-medal winning USA Olympic Team in 1988.

Four-time National Coach of the Year has never had a losing season in 27 years as head coach at Georgia; has compiled a 657-208 (.760) record, appearing in 23 of 25 NCAA tournaments, including two runner-up finishes, five Final Fours, 10 Elite Eights and 16 Sweet 16s.

The six individuals in the Class of 2007 will be formally inducted as members of the Hall of Fame during a weekend of induction festivities to be held Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2007, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

With the addition of the Class of 2007, the list of individuals who have been recognized as Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductees will increase to 97.

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