Hall of Fame News
Class of 2016
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 18th group of inductees, the Class of 2016, on ABC during the WNBA All-Star game. The six members of the Class of 2016 are: Sherri Coale (coach), June Courteau (contributor), Joe Lombard (coach), Jackie Stiles (player), Bill Tipps (posthumously) (contributor), and Natalie Williams (player)...Read more
Class of 2015
The Class of 2015 was formally inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 13, 2015 in Knoxville, TN.The six members of the Class of 2015 are: Janeth Arcain (player), Kurt Budke (coach, posthumously), Gail Goestenkors (coach), Janet Harris (player), Lisa Leslie (player), and Brad Smith (coach)...More Information
Ring of Honor 2014-15
The Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda. These jerseys represent the top high school and college players from each season. Click here to see photos of this year's Ring of Honor jerseys. Click here to view a list of this year's Ring of Honor players.
Pat Summitt Rotunda
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame named th South Rotunda after Hall of Fame inductee, Pat Summitt. The Board of Directors voted for the naming of the Pat Summitt Rotunda to honor not just her basketball career, but for her contributions to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Pat Summitt was an instrumental driving force in the implementation and construction of the Hall of Fame.
Did You Know?
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame host a variety of events including proms, corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, family reunions, weddings, and much more.. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame offers a unique venue to help make your event one to remember. More Information
Trophies Official Gift ShopBrowse a wide variety of specialty items from Trophies, the official gift shop of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Trophies offers many items for men, women, and children including t-shirts, hats, basketballs, glassware, games and much more. To purchase items please call (865) 633-9000. More Information
Center for Sport, Peace, and SocietyThe Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to be a sub-contractor for the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society. The center uses sport, physical activity, and recreation to promote cultural understanding, to enhance student learning, to improve community welfare, and to foster social change. The result of the center is a civically engaged university and a more unified and inclusive community. More Information
About the Hall
Hall of HonorThe Hall of Honor is where we formally recognize the individuals who have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Each inductee has helped the game of women's basketball grow, and their achievements are highlighted in this area of the Hall. List of Inductees
All American Red HeadsThe All American Red Heads played for 50 years from 1936-1986, which is still the longest running women’s professional team. The Red Heads were founded by Mr. & Mrs. C.M. Olson in Cassville, Missouri. C.M. More Information
In the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, you can test your basketball skills on three different courts, a timed dribbling course, and a passing skills area. There is also a photo area where you can pretend to be differents players throughout history.
The Eastman Statue
As you enter the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Pat Summitt Rotunda, the first thing you see is the Eastman Statue. This 17-foot bronze statue exemplifies our mission to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball. Each inductee receives a replica of this statue upon their induction into the Hall of Fame
"Mother of Women's Basketball"Senda Berenson is considered the "Mother of Women's Basketball". She authored and developed the first basketball guide for women. At the Hall, you can listen to Senda as she tells you about the early years of women's basketball. More Information
Join Our Team
Players at every level receive numerous benefits by making the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) their first round pick! Membership at the WBHOF is your fastbreak to unlimited admission to the Hall for an entire year. You can make WBHOF your first round pick by stopping in the WBHOF and complete an application at the Hall or calling the Hall at (865) 633-9000.
Purchase A Brick
The courtyard outside of the South Rotunda of the Hall of Fame, shaped like a basketball, is comprised of numerous bricks with personalized inscriptions. Many of the bricks are engraved to honor guests, inductees, and a host of others who have chosen to leave their legacy at the Hall of Fame. Call (865) 633-9000 to purchase your brick.