Janet Harris

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Janet Harris


Class of 2015


• 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

• Harris is the University of Georgia’s only four-time All-American and she was a Kodak All-American three times (1982, 1984, 1985)

• Harris was only the 3rd Freshman to be named a Kodak All-American

• 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 is the University of Georgia’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder earning All-SEC honors four times

• She average a double-double throughout her career at Georgia

• In 1982, she led Georgia to a bid to the first-ever NCAA tournament, and she also guided them to the Final Four in 1983 and 1985

• Harris received the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor in 2002, and was named an SEC Great in 2003

• 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

• In 1993, Harris was the first female player inducted into the Chicago Public League Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

• Harris was also an 2011 inaugural inductee in the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame


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