Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Six During 15-year Anniversary Celebration

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1999 in Knoxville, Tenn., and back in June it added six new members to its Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2013 included Coach Gary Blair, Coach Jim Foster, Peggie Gillon-Granderson, Jennifer Rizzotti, Annette Smith-Knight and Sue Wicks.

A gala reception hosted by Geno Auriemma and Holly Warlick preceded the event. The official induction ceremony was held at the Bijou Theatre and was hosted by Debbie Antonelli. The Hall of Fame also paid tribute to the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens for their contributions to the game from 1953-1958, during which time they won four AAU national titles and 131 consecutive games.

The class of 2014 was announced in July and includes Coach Lin Dunn, Michelle Edwards, Yolanda Griffith, Jasmina Perazic and Charlotte West. The 1976 USA Olympics silver-medal winning women’s basketball team will also be honored on June 14, 2014.

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