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Did you know Lisa was the first person to dunk in a WNBA game? In twelve seasons in the WNBA, she led the Los Angeles Sparks to two championships in 2001 and 2002 being named the Finals MVP. She was a eight-time first team All-WNBA, seven-time WNBA All-Star, four-time second team All-WNBA, three-time WNBA MVP, three-time All-Star Game MVP, and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.
This program is from the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL), did you know the WBL was the first professional women’s basketball league in the United States? The WBL lasted three seasons from 1978 to 1981. The league was created by sports promoter Bill Byrne and feature eight teams during its inaugural season.
Did you know Joe won 19 state titles in his 42-year high school coaching career? In his first year of coaching at Nazareth High School, he guided his team to the State title. He received the 2015 Morgan Wooten Special Achievement Award from Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame
This box of Team Cheerios highlights Brad Smith and the Oregon City girls’ high school basketball team. Did you know he has guided Oregon City to 10 state titles? He was also a six-time Oregon Coach of the Year and was named Oregon City Citizen of the Year in 2007.
Did you know Mimi is considered to be the first broadcast expert for women’s basketball? She served as the “face” for women’s basketball in its early television exposure and laid the foundation and groundwork for women’s basketball on television. She was also the color analyst for the NCAA Women’s Final Four from 1985-1991.
This is Robin Roberts 1996 Emmy Award for her work at ESPN covering women’s basketball. Did you know she earned three Emmy Awards while working for ESPN? She was the 2001 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award winner, the 2004 Billie Jean King Contribution Award winner, and the 2008 WNBA Inspiration Award recipient.
Did you know Sheryl holds the record for most points scored in a NCAA DI National Championship game with 47 in 1993? She was named the Naismith Player of the Year and WBCA Player of the Year in 1993. She was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
This basketball honors Jasmina’s 1,000 points scored at the University of Maryland. Did you know she was the first Kodak basketball All-American at Maryland? Her jersey is one of only three retired by the University of Maryland and she ranks 10th all-time in scoring for the Terps.
Did you know Geno has guided Connecticut to 11 NCAA National Championships? He captured his first NCAA Division I National Championship in 1995, and the Hall of Fame has his championship ring from that year on display. He has also won eight Naismith Coach of the Year awards.
These bobble heads are on displayed at the WBHOF and highlight a few of the great coaches that have been inducted into our Hall of Fame! Did you know the Hall of Fame inducts individuals in the following categories; Contributor, Coach, Veteran Coach, Official, Player, International Player and Veteran Player. For teams, leagues and/or organizations, the Hall of Fame gives out its “Trailblazers of the Game” award.
Did you know Leta Andrews became the winningest high school basketball coach in the country in 2010 & finished her career with 1,416 wins. She was named the 1993 Outstanding American Coach/Teacher of the Year by the Walt Disney Company and she was the recipient of the inaugural Morgan Wootten Award: For Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball.
This jersey & Sports Illustrated magazine highlights one of the greatest Final Fours as Arike Ogunbowale made two buzzer beaters to led Notre Dame to the 2018 National Championship. Did you know Muffet McGraw has guided Notre Dame to two NCAA Division I National Championships (2001, 2018).
Known as “Magic Paula” she played on Brazil’s National team for 22 years helping them to the 1996 silver medal in Atlanta. Did you know she played on her first national team at the age of 14 and she collected three Pan American Games medals, claiming a gold in 1991, a silver in 1987, and a bronze in 1983.
This one piece uniform on display at the WBHOF belongs to Michele Timms, did you know she guided the Australian National Team to its first Olympic medal (bronze) in 1996? She was named the Women’s International Player of the Year in 1994 and 1996. She was also inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Did you know Harley Redin guided Wayland Baptist Flying Queens to 6 AAU National titles. He compiled a 431-66 (.867 winning percentage) record in 18 years as the coach of the Flying Queens, winning the first 76 games he coached to complete Wayland’s 131-game winning streak in the 1950s. He was also a Marine Corps bomber pilot in World War II.
This trophy & bracelet belonged to Lometa Odom. Did you know Lometa was a part of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens teams (1953-1958) that won 131 games in a row? She was the first Wayland Baptist player to pick up four consecutive AAU All-American Honors and the first woman inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame.
Did you know Teresa is the only female basketball player to win five Olympic medals (four of them gold). The Eastman Trophy that is given to each inductee upon their induction into the WBHOF represents the hall’s mission statement to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future” of women’s basketball. The present figure in the statue is modeled after Teresa in her Olympic #4 jersey.
This is Pat Summitt’s silver medal, which is on display at the WBHOF along with her 1976 uniform. She was a co-captain on the 1976 US Olympic Women’s Basketball Team that captured the silver in the very first Olympics for women’s basketball. Did you know only two countries (United States & Russia) have won gold medals in women’s basketball.