Anne Meyers-drysdale

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Anne Meyers-Drysdale

 

 



Class of 1999

 

•Was the first four-time Kodak All-American (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)

• Was the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship to UCLA

• Was the first high school girls' basketball player selected for a U.S. National Team

• Was the first player drafted by the Women's Basketball League (WBL), leading the league in scoring and garnering MVP honors as a member of the New Jersey Gems as a rookie

• Was the first, and only, woman to be signed to an NBA contract when she signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers in 1979

• Started on the first women's Olympic basketball team, earning a silver medal at the Montreal Games in 1976

• Also participated in the Pan American Games, earning a gold medal in 1975 and a silver medal in 1979

• Helped lead UCLA to the AIAW National Championship as a senior in 1978

• Scored 1,685 points and collected 819 rebounds (17.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg) during her four years at UCLA

• Graduated from UCLA holding 12 school records

 

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