Atlantic 10 Conference announces 2013 Inaugural Women’s Basketball Legends

From the A-10:

The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its inaugural Women’s Basketball Legends Wednesday. Consisting of a group of 16 former women’s basketball student-athletes, the group is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions’ basketball programs.

“I congratulate our inaugural class of Atlantic 10 Legends. These women have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding history of the A-10 women’s basketball programs,” said Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade in statement. “Individually each legend has become a role model for others as they competed and benefited from Title IX to elevate women’s basketball within the A-10 and nationally.  They are a credit to their institutions, the league and are deserving of this honor on behalf of the Atlantic 10 Conference.”

The Women’s Basketball Legends will be honored on March 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the morning of the 2013 A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship finals. Each honoree will be recognized during an awards brunch in the 40/40 Club, beginning at 11 am.

Each institution selected its Legend. The group is made up entirely of former players, all of which began their careers in 1976 or later. They represent 10 states and one foreign country and there are six All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans among the honorees.

2013 Inaugural Women’s Basketball Legends

Bios and photos (PDF)

Name School Years Position Hometown
Julie VonDielingen Shelton Butler 1989-93 Center Seymour, Ind.
Paula Bennett Charlotte 1979-82 Center Williamston, N.C.
Ann Meyers Dayton 1976-80 Center Dayton, Ohio
Beth Friday Bovay Duquesne 2000-03 Forward Upper St. Clair, Pa.
Anne Gregory O’Connell Fordham 1976-80 Center Bronx, N.Y.
Jennifer Shasky Calvery George Washington 1989-93 Guard/Forward Birmingham, Mich.
Jennifer Cole Davis La Salle 1989-93 Guard Valparaiso, Ind.
Sue Peters Massachusetts 1976-80 Guard Southbridge, Mass.
Dayna Smith Rhode Island 1992-96 Guard Pittsburgh, Pa.
Karen Elsner Davey Richmond 1981-85 Center Manassas, Va.
Hilary Waltman St. Bonaventure 1995-99 Guard Harrisburg, Pa.
Susan Moran Saint Joseph’s 1998-2002 Guard Tullamore, Ireland
Theresa Lisch Meacham Saint Louis 2006-09 Guard Belleville, Ill.
Marilyn Stephens Temple 1980-84 Forward/Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Cyndy Wilks VCU 2000-04 Guard Bridgeton, N.J.
Jennifer Phillips Brenning Xavier 1997-2001 Center Elida, Ohio
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