Lynette Woodard

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Lynette Woodard



Class of 2005


• A four-time Kodak All-American at the University of Kansas (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981) and the all-time leading scorer for Division I women’s collegiate basketball with 3,649 points

• The first female student-athlete to be recognized by the NCAA with a Top V Award (1982)

• A two-time Olympian (1980 and 1984), serving as captain of the USA’s first gold medal-winning Olympic team in 1984
• 1981 Wade Trophy recipient

• Selected as USA Basketball’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1983

• A two-time academic All-American

• Became the first female to play for the Harlem Globetrotters (1985-87)

• Played professionally in Italy (1981-82, 1987-90) and Japan (1991-92) as well as two seasons in the WNBA with the Cleveland Rockers (1997) and Detroit Shock (1998)

• Named to the first-ever Parade High School All-America Team for girls’ basketball in 1977


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