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The Class of 2015

Arcain is a four-time Olympian guiding the Brazil National team to the silver medal in 1996 and bronze in 2000. She also led the Brazilian National team to the gold medal in the FIBA World Championship in 1994 and three medals in the Pan American Game (Silver-1987, Gold-1991, Silver-2007). Arcain spent eight seasons in the WNBA with the Houston Comets, helping them to four WNBA Championships 1997-2000. In 2001, she average 18.5 ppg for the Comets en route to earning the league’s Most Improved Player awards and a first team All-WNBA honors. More Information
Budke lead Trinity Valley Community College to a 226-16 record in seven years. In the seven years at Trinity Valley, his teams won the conference title all seven years, appeared in six consecutive national championships games finishing runner-up twice and capturing four National Championships. He was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year twice in 1995, 1998. Budke was also named the Texas Coaches Association Coach of the Year 4 times (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998). He was named the WAC Coach of the Year in 2003 while at Louisiana Tech More Information
As a collegiate head coach, Goestenkors has compile a 498-163 (.753) record. Goestenkors guided her teams to 18 consecutive NCAA tournament bids (13 at Duke, 5 at Texas) including four Final Four berths and two National Championship game appearances. She compiled seven consecutive 30-win seasons from 2000 to 2007. As an assistant coach for the USA National team, she guided the United States to two gold medals in 2004 and 2008. Goestenkors was named the 2005 USA Basketball Coach of the Year. Goestenkors was an NAIA All-American and was inducted into the Saginaw Valley State Hall of Fame in 2010. More Information
Harris was the first player in NCAA women’s basketball history to record 2,500 points and 1,250 rebounds. She was the 1982 National Freshman of the Year. She finished her college career with 2,641 points and 1,398 rebounds, which still ranks #23 and #13 all-time in NCAA history. She average a double-double throughout her career at Georgia. With USA Basketball, she earned three gold medals winning the 1986 Goodwill Games, 1986 World Championships, and 1987 Pan American Games. Harris played professionally in Italy, Japan, Spain, Israel, Turkey, and Greece. More Information
In college, Leslie led the University of Southern California to a record of 89-31 and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. She was named 1991 National Freshman of the Year and 1994 National Player of the Year while at USC. In twelve seasons in the WNBA, Leslie led the Los Angeles Sparks to two in 2001 and 2002 being named the Finals MVP. Leslie was a eight-time first team All-WNBA, seven-time WNBA All-Star, four-time second team All-WNBA, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time All-Star Game MVP, and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She was voted by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. More Information
In 27 seasons at Oregon City High School, Smith compile a record of 629-87 including 26 league championships. Smith guided Oregon City to 10 state titles including being named the USA Today National Champions three times (1995, 1996, 1997). Smith was named the USA Today Coach of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997) and WBCA Coach of the Year (1996, 1997, 2004) three times. In 2012, Smith received the Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School from Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He also served as a representative for the WBCA Board of Directors More Information

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The Class of 2016 include Sherri Coale, June Courteau, Joe Lombard, Jackie Stiles, Bill Tipps (posthumously), and Natalie Williams

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