Nancy Lieberman

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Nancy Lieberman



Class of 1999


• Became the youngest basketball player in Olympic history to win a medal as she helped the U.S. team capture a silver medal at the age of 18 at the 1976 Olympics

• A three-time Kodak All-American (1978, 1979, 1980)

• Led Old Dominion to back-to-back AIAW National Championships in 1979 and 1980 as well as an overall mark of 72-2

• The only two-time winner of the Wade Trophy, symbolic of the women’s National Player of the Year

• Received the Broderick Cup as the nation’s top female athlete in 1980

• Scored 2,430 points, grabbed 1,167 rebounds, and dished out 961 assists during her four years at ODU

• Was the number one draft choice of the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Professional Basketball League in 1980

• Became the first female to play in a men’s professional league, signing with the Springfield Fame of the United States Basketball League in 1986

• Joined the Washington Generals on a world tour with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1987-88

• Played for the Phoenix Mercury (Western Conference champions) in the WNBA's inaugural season in 1997


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