2019 Induction Ceremony
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2019 on June 8, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. The members of the Class of 2019 are: Beth Bass (Contributor), Joan Cronan (Contributor), Nora Lynn Finch (Contributor), Ticha Penicheiro (International Player), Ruth Riley (Player), Carolyn Bush Roddy (Veteran Player), and Valerie Still (Player).
The 2019 Induction marked the 21st Class of Inductees to be honored by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999. The Class of 2019 were inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, receiving their coveted Eastman Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring, on June 8, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In addition to inducting the Class of 2019, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame recognized key contributors from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) for their contributions to the game with a display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame entitled “Trailblazers of the Game.” The AIAW joined nine other teams and organizations that have been recognized as “Trailblazers of the Game.” The AIAW was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics in the United States and was one of the key contributors to the significant advancements of women’s athletics at the collegiate level.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our 2019 Induction sponsors. Without you all, this event would not be possible!