Disclaimer: Inductee's biography/statistics are current upon the year of their induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors serves as the selection committee in determing which individuals are inducted each year.
Class of 1999
• A dominant force on the international basketball scene
• Towered above the opposition, both literally and figuratively, as a seven-foot plus stalwart for the Soviet National Team for over two decades
• Collected some 45 medals in a career which began in 1968
• Was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, playing for the Soviet Union in both the 1976 and 1980 Games
• Collection of gold medals also includes 15 from the Soviet National Championships, 11 from the European Championships, and three from the World Championships
• Never lost a single game playing in international competition during her 18-year career
• Was voted the most popular athlete in her country 12 times between 1970 and 1985