Vanya Voynova

Class of 2001

  • Nominated as the best athlete in Bulgaria in 1959
  • Collected one gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the European Championships as a member of Bulgarian national teams in the 1950s
  • Also helped Bulgaria claim a bronze medal at the 1964 World Championships
  • Paced the “Slavia” team to a dozen Bulgarian national champion titles (1953-1965)
  • Became one of the most prominent sport journalists and basketball officials in her country upon completing her playing career