Sally Bell

Class of 2017

  • Bell began officiating high school basketball in 1975, moved on to NAIA and NJCAA games in 1979, and first officiated Division I and II games in 1981
  • She officiated 15 NCAA Division I Women’s Final Fours, including 13 consecutive from 1993-2004
  • She officiated the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta
  • In 1991, Bell was named Naismith College Women’s Basketball Official of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club
  • She is the Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials for six different conferences (Atlantic Sun, OVC, SEC, Southland, SWAC, Sunbelt)
  • In 1990, Bell officiated the World Championships held in Malaysia
  • Bell served as a member of the U.S. Olympic Selection Committee for officials from 1996 to 2004
  • She officiated the 1994 Goodwill Games (Russia) and the 1993 World University Games (United States)
  • In 2012, Bell was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame