Sheryl Swoopes

Class of 2017

  • Swoopes was named the Naismith Player of the Year and WBCA Player of the Year in 1993
  • Swoopes helped guide USA Basketball to gold medals in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics
  • She won a bronze medal in the 1994 World Championships
  • Swoopes was the first player to be signed to the WNBA in 1997
  • She led the Houston Comets to the first four consecutive WNBA Championships
  • Swoopes was named the WNBA MVP in 2000 and was named to the WNBA All-Star team six times
  • She was WNBA Defensive Player of the Year three times
  • She was named to the WNBA’s Top 20 Team in 2016
  • Swoopes scored 1000 points in 46 games at Texas Tech, setting more than 10 school records and winning the NCAA National Championship in 1993
  • Swoopes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016