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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