The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Induction Cermeony is currently set for August 21, 2021 in Knoxville, TN. The members of the Class of 2021 are: Debbie Brock (Veteran Player), Carol Callan (Contributor), Swin Cash (Player), Tamika Catchings (Player), Sue Donohoe (Posthumously, Contributor), Lauren Jackson (International Player), David Stern (Posthumously, Contributor) and Carol Stiff (Contributor). Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are available through the Tennessee Theatre’s website (https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/). The host hotels are listed below and are now taking reservations for the weekend. Please save the date for August 21, 2021 to celebrate the Class of 2021.
Point guard for 3-Time AIAW National Champion Delta State University (1975, 1976, 1977), and one of 12 players recognized by the NCAA at the 2013 Women’s Final Four Championship for her dynamic play during her AIAW career.
1978 – Kodak All-American.
1988 – Inducted into the Delta State Sports Hall of Fame.
Currently the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Director (Since 1996). She has directed gold medal-winning teams in six straight Olympic Games.
Currently serving on the National Team Steering Committee (Chair), National Team Player Selection Committee (Chair), and the Developmental National Team Committee (Chair).
Currently serves as President of FIBA Americas and is a member of the FIBA Competitions Commission.
Guided the Indiana Fever to the 2012 WNBA Championship en route to being named the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP.
While at the University of Tennessee, she was named the 2000 WBCA Player of the Year, 2000 Naismith College Player of the Year, the 2000 AP Player of the Year and the 2000 USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year.
Served as the Vice President of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball from 2003 to 2012.
She was the Director of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship (2002-2003) and was the Director of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship (1999-2002).
2019 WBCA Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2017 Dave Dixon Award recipient and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee.
Two-time WNBA Champion with the Seattle Storm (2004, 2010).
Seven-time WNBA All-Star and three-time WNBA MVP.
Guided Australia Women’s National Basketball Team to three Olympic silver medals (2000, 2004, 2008) and one Olympic bronze medal (2012).
He was the National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner from 1984 to 2014 and was the main driving force in launching the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 1997.
2013 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, awarded by Harvard University in recognition of contributions to African and African-American culture.
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2014), the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2014), and the International Basketball Hall of Fame (2016).
Currently ESPN Vice President for Programming & Acquisitions with emphasis on NCAA women’s basketball, WNBA and other various women’s sports.
2011 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award winner.
Launched the Jimmy V Week and launched the Kay Yow Cancer Fund week assisting in $7.53 million in donations over 12 year to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Trailblazers of the Game – 1980 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team
The 1980 U.S. Women’s Basketball team knew they would not be able to compete for the Olympic gold in Moscow because of the U.S. protest about the Olympic Games in Moscow. However, they still decided to compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
In the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the team went 6-1 and won the tournament.
The team bettered their opponents by an average victory margin of 17.7 points per game.