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The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2020

Published on February 10, 2020

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The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2020:

  • Debbie Brock (Veteran Player)
  • Carol Callan (Contributor)
  • Swin Cash-Canal (Player)
  • Tamika Catchings (Player)
  • Sue Donohoe (Contributor)
  • Lauren Jackson (International Player)
  • Carol Stiff (Contributor)

The induction of the class takes place on June 13, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors serves as the selection committee in determining the individuals to be inducted each year. Voting is based on minimum candidate requirements, which include record of performance, national or international recognition, and contributions to the game of women’s basketball.

Candidate bios provided by the WBHOF

DEBBIE BROCK (Veteran Player)

  • Point guard for 3-Time AIAW National Champion Delta State University (1975, 1976, 1977), and one of 12 players recognized by the NCAA at the 2013 Women’s Final Four Championship for her dynamic play during her AIAW career.
  • 1978 – Kodak All-American.
  • 1988 – Inducted into the Delta State Sports Hall of Fame.

CAROL CALLAN (Contributor)

  • Currently the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Director (Since 1996). She has directed gold medal-winning teams in six straight Olympic Games.
  • Currently serving on the National Team Steering Committee (Chair), National Team Player Selection Committee (Chair), and the Developmental National Team Committee (Chair).
  • Currently serves as President of FIBA Americas and is a member of the FIBA Competitions Commission.

SWIN CASH-CANAL (Player)

  • Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2012).
  • Three-time WNBA Champion (2003, 2006, 2010), four-time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), and two-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2009, 2011).
  • Guided the University of Connecticut to two NCAA National Championships in 2000 and 2002.

TAMIKA CATCHINGS (Player)

  • Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016).
  • Guided the Indiana Fever to the 2012 WNBA Championship en route to being named the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP.
  • While at the University of Tennessee, she was named the 2000 WBCA Player of the Year, 2000 Naismith College Player of the Year, the 2000 AP Player of the Year and the 2000 USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year.

SUE DONOHOE (Contributor)

  • Served as the Vice President of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball from 2003 to 2012.
  • She was the Director of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship (2002-2003) and was the Director of NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship (1999-2002).
  • 2019 WBCA Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2017 Dave Dixon Award recipient and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

LAUREN JACKSON (International Player)

  • Two-time WNBA Champion with the Seattle Storm (2002, 2010).
  • Eight-time WNBA All-Star and three-time WNBA MVP.
  • Guided Australia Women’s National Basketball Team to three Olympic silver medals (2000, 2004, 2008) and one Olympic bronze medal (2012).

CAROL STIFF (Contributor)

  • Currently ESPN Vice President for Programming & Acquisitions with emphasis on NCAA women’s basketball, WNBA and other various women’s sports.
  • 2011 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award winner.
  • Launched the Jimmy V Week and launched the Kay Yow Cancer Fund week assisting in $7.53 million in donations over 12 years to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

 


 

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