ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team Announced

Sept. 25, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 51-member team was voted on by a 27-member blue-ribbon committee that was selected by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee.

North Carolina led all league schools with 11 members on the Golden Anniversary team while NC State was second with nine honorees. Virginia and Maryland each had eight players selected, followed by Duke (5), Clemson (4) and Florida State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest with two.

Clemson’s members of the team included: Barbara Kennedy, Itoro Umoh, Jessica Barr, and current Lady Tiger Chrissy Floyd.

The ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team

Val Ackerman Virginia 1978-1981 Pennington, N.J.
LaQuanda Barksdale North Carolina 1998-2001 Winston-Salem, N.C.
Jessica Barr Clemson 1992-1994 Batesburg, S.C.
Alana Beard Duke 2000-2002 Shreveport, La.
Genia Beasley NC State 1977-1980 Benson, N.C.
Tresa Brown North Carolina 1981-1984 Raleigh, N.C.
Vicky Bullett Maryland 1986-1989 Martinsburg, W.Va.
Heather Burge Virginia 1990-1993 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Tonya Cardoza Virginia 1987-1989, 1991 Roxbury, Mass.
Tracy Connor Wake Forest 1993, 1995-1997 Landis, N.C.
Sylvia Crawley North Carolina 1991-1994 Wintersville, Ohio
Summer Erb NC State 1998-2000 Lakewood, Ohio
Dena Evans Virginia 1990-1993 Deer Park, Texas
Chrissy Floyd Clemson 1999-2002 Laurens, S.C.
Kisha Ford Georgia Tech 1994-1997 Baltimore, Md.
Tara Heiss Maryland 1975-1978 Bethesda, Md.
Jessie Hicks Maryland 1990-1993 Richmond, Va.
Donna Holt Virginia 1985-1988 Chicago, Ill.
Marion Jones North Carolina 1994-1995,1997 Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Barbara Kennedy Clemson 1979-1982 Rome, Ga.
Kris Kirchner Maryland 1977-1980 College Park, Md.
Trudi Lacey NC State 1978-1981 Clifton Forge, Va.
Pam Leake North Carolina 1983-1986 Chapel Hill, N.C.
Marsha Mann North Carolina 1975 Dunn, N.C.
Rhonda Mapp NC State 1989-1992 Asheville, N.C.
Bernadette McGlade North Carolina 1977-1980 Glouster City, N.J.
Katie Meier Duke 1986-1988, 1990 Wheaton, Ill.
Chasity Melvin NC State 1995-1998 Roseboro, N.C.
Jenny Mitchell Wake Forest 1988-1991 Roanoke, Va.
Chris Moreland Duke 1985-1988 Alexandria, Va.
Linda Page NC State 1982-1985 Philadelphia, Pa.
Wendy Palmer Virginia 1993-1996 Timberlake, N.C.
Tia Paschal Florida State 1990-1993 Thomson, Ga.
Jasmina Perazic Maryland 1980-1983 Novisad, Yugoslavia
Joyce Pierce Georgia Tech 1991-1993 Norcross, Ga.
Tracy Reid North Carolina 1995-1998 Miami, Fla.
Tammi Reiss Virginia 1989-1992 Eldred, N.Y.
Marcia Richardson Maryland 1981-1984 Rocky Mount, N.C.
Tonya Sampson North Carolina 1991-1994 Clinton, N.C
Georgia Schweitzer Duke 1998-2001 Columbus, Ohio
Charlotte Smith North Carolina 1992-1995 Shelby, N.C.
Dawn Staley Virginia 1989-1992 Philadelphia, Pa.
Andrea Stinson NC State 1989-1991 Cornelius, N.C.
Deanna Tate Maryland 1986, 1988-1989 Gastonia, N.C.
Nikki Teasley North Carolina 1998-2000, 2002 Washington, D.C.
Trena Trice NC State 1984-1987 Chesapeake, Va.
Itoro Umoh Clemson 1996-1999 Hephzibah, Ga.
Michele VanGorp Duke 1997-1999 Macomb, Mich.
Christy Winters Maryland 1987-1990 Reston, Va.
Brooke Wyckoff Florida State 1998-2001 West Chester, Ohio
Susan Yow NC State 1975-1976 Gibsonville, N.C.

Val Ackerman, Virginia (1978-1981) Four-year starter and two-time Academic All-American (’80, ’81) …. two-time second-team all-state honoree (’79, ’81) … two-time All-ACC honoree (’78, ’79) … graduated with high distinction … received the Jettie Hill Award for the highest GPA among UVa women athletes … received the UVa Distinguished Alumna Award in 1997 … inducted into the GTA Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 1999 … President of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and on the Board of Directors of USA Basketball.

LaQuanda Barksdale, North Carolina (1998-2001) 2001 All-American, Women’s Basketball News Service … All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament (2000, 2001) … Conference scoring leader as a junior and senior … Among UNC career leaders in rebounds (sixth), scoring (ninth), free throw percentage (fifth) and three-point percentage (third) … Second-leading scorer on 1999 World University Games team … Now playing for the WNBA’s Portland Fire.

Jessica Barr, Clemson (1992-1994) 1993-94 Kodak All-American … 1993-94 Basketball America All-American … ACC Player of the Year (First player in Clemson history to win this honor) … First-team All-ACC … ACC All-Tournament team 1993-1994 … District III Kodak All-America Team …. ACC All-Tournament Team (First-team) … State of South Carolina’s Female Amateur Athlete of the Year … Scored 594 points in 1993-94, the sixth most in a single season in Clemson history … Led the team and the ACC in scoring (19.8 ppg.) … Second in the ACC in field goal pct. (237-429) .552.

Alana Beard, Duke (2000-2002) In just two years, has become one of the best ACC women’s basketball players of all time … Associated Press first-team All-American and Kodak All-American … ACC Player of the Year in 2002 …. Consensus National Freshman of the Year in 2001 and ACC Rookie of the Year … Became the first freshman in ACC history to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman and once again was named as a sophomore … Became the first ACC men’s or women’s player to notch over 600 points, 200 rebounds, 150 assists, 100 steals and 20 blocks in a season in 2001-02.

Genia Beasley, NC State (1977-1980) NC State’s all-time leading scorer with 2,367 points … 1978 Kodak All-American … became the first women’s player ever to score over 2,000 career points … Playing for the Junior Pan American Games, she won three gold medals … holds eight school records and was named All-State, All-NCAIAW and All-Region II … also selected North Carolina’s AAU Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1978 … The Wolfpack’s all-time leader in rebounding, she is also first on the career list in field goals and blocked shots … one of seven players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Tresa Brown, North Carolina (1981-1984) Kodak All-American in 1984 … 1984 ACC Player of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP … UNC’s first All-ACC pick (1984) … UNC’s career leader in field goal percentage (.547) … Among UNC’s leaders in scoring (fifth), scoring average (seventh), rebounds (eighth), free throw percentage (ninth) and blocks (fourth).

Vicky Bullett, Maryland (1986-1989) 1989 Kodak All-American and ACC Player of the Year … A two-time Kodak All-Region selection, was ACC tournament MVP in 1989 and a three-time ACC champion … Led her team to the Final Four in 1989 and a final national ranking of No. 5 that same year … In 1988, she was a member of the All-Mideast team and in 1989 was named to the All-West region team … Maryland’s all-time leading scorer with 1,928 career points, she is one of three Terps to have her jersey retired … Three-time All-ACC (first-team in 1988 and 89, second-team in 1987) … A two-time ACC tournament team selection (1986, 1989) … A member of the 1988 and ’92 Olympic teams and the 1986 US Select Team … Entering her sixth year in the WNBA after playing for the Charlotte Sting from 1997-99 and continuing her career with the Washington Mystics from 2000-present.

Heather Burge, Virginia (1990-1993) Two-time Academic All-American (’92, ’93) … three-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (’91, ’92, ’93) … 1993 Kodak District All-American … two-time NCAA East Regional All-tournament team honoree … stands No. 2 on UVa’s all-time scoring list with 2,058 points and No. 2 in rebounding with 955 rebounds … member of three consecutive Final Four teams (’90, ’91, ’92) … 1993 ACC Player of the Year … two-time All-ACC first-team honoree … named to the ACC All-tournament team twice (’92, ’93).

Tonya Cardoza, Virginia (1987-1989, 1991) Two-time All-ACC honoree (’89, ’90) … 1991 Kodak District All-American … three-time All-state honoree (’88, ’89, ’91) … member of the 1991 Final Four Team … two-time All-ACC selection (’89, ’91) … named to the 1991 Final Four All-Tournament Team … ranks No. 8 on UVa’s career scoring chart with 1,622 points … participated in the 1987 Olympic Festival … currently in her eighth season as an assistant coach with the national champion Connecticut women’s basketball team … Following graduation from UVa, she played professional basketball in Segovia, Spain for several months in 1992.

Tracy Connor, Wake Forest (1993, 1995-1997) 1993 ACC Rookie of the Year … rewrote the Wake Forest record book, finishing her career as the school’s 4th-leading scorer (1,619 pts.) and 2nd-leading rebounder (906) … Wake’s career leader in scoring average (17.0), rebounding average (9.5) and ranks second all-time with 42 double-doubles … set the school records for rebounds in a game (22) and set single-season records for double-doubles (20), points (576), scoring average (20.6), rebounds (316), and rebounding average (11.6) … a two-time All-ACC pick, earning first-team honors in 1996 … a member of the 1993 ACC All-Freshman team … earned second-team ACC All-Tournament honors in 1993 … selected to the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival team.

Sylvia Crawley, North Carolina (1991-1994) Captain and MVP of 1994 NCAA Championship team … 1994 NCAA East Regional All-tournament … All-ACC tournament, 1994 … 1996 U.S. Olympic team alternate … USA Basketball’s 1995 Female Athlete of the Year … Represented the U.S. internationally as part of the Pan Am Games team (1995, ’99), World University Games team (1995) … U.S. Select Team (1994) and Jones Cup team (1996) … At UNC, sixth in career field goal percentage (.514), third in career blocks (123) … Plays for the WNBA’s Portland Fire.

Summer Erb, NC State (1998-2000) Two-time All-ACC first team member, Erb was named the 1999 ACC Player of the Year … claimed honorable mention Associated Press All-America honors in 1999 and 2000 … earned All-America honors from the Women’s Baskebtall Journal for those two seasons …. rounded out her career in Raleigh by claiming the H.C. Kennett Award presented annually to the top male and female athlete at NC State in 1999 and 2000 … the 6’6″ center was also a two-time Kodak District III All-American and a member of the 1,000-point club with 1,221 points …. a member of the Charlotte Sting where she posted career highs of 21 points and eight rebounds against the Los Angeles Sparks … invited to the 1996 Olympic Trials and was a member of the 1998 Jones Cup.

Dena Evans, Virginia (1990-1993) 1993 Academic All-American … won the 1993 Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award as the National Player of the Year Under 5’6″ … three-time ACC honor roll honoree (’90, ’91, ’92) … earned MVP honors at the 1993 ACC Tournament … named to the 1993 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team … member of three consecutive Final Four teams (’90, ’91, ’92) … team’s top three-point shooter in 1992 (.397) and 1993 (.412) … runs her own business, Hoops School, in Houston.

Chrissy Floyd, Clemson (1999-2002) 2002 First-team All-ACC (2000 and 2001) … Second-team All-ACC 2002 … All-ACC Defensive Team 2001 and 2002 … Kodak All-District III All-American … Eighth on the Clemson career list for most points with 1,432 … Eighth on the Clemson career list for most steals with 166 … Led Clemson is scoring for the last three seasons … On track to become Clemson’s second all-time leading scorer … Could become the first Clemson player since Barbara Kennedy to led the team in scoring for four years … Led the team in steals and minutes for the last three seasons … Could become the first player since Barbara Kennedy to be named All-ACC for four seasons.

Kisha Ford, Georgia Tech (1994-1997) A three-time All-ACC selection … became just the second Tech player to earn first-team honors in 1997 … an honorable mention All-American in 1997, while also earning Georgia Tech’s Total Person Award that same year … Ford finished her career as Tech’s all-time leading scorer with 1,955 points and is also the school’s career leader in field goals made and attempted along with steals and minutes played …. She ranks among Tech’s all-time top 10 in nine other categories … one of three Tech players to record a triple-double in a game … became the first Tech player to be drafted by the WNBA when she was selected in the fourth round of the 1997 draft by New York Liberty.

Tara Heiss, Maryland (1975-1978) Maryland’s first ACC tournament MVP (1978) and led the Terps to the 1978 championship as a senior, leading Maryland to a final national ranking if sixth … Maryland’s 12th leading scorer all-time with 1,350 points and is one of three retired jerseys in the program’s history … Led the ACC in assists in 1978 with 249 … In the Top-10 on the following Maryland career charts – scoring average (No. 5- 14.2 ppg), field goals made (No. 9- 571), assists (No. 2- 504) … holds the record for assists in a single season (249 in 1977-78) … Member of the 1980 Olympic team, she competed in the World University Games in 1981 and was on the United States’ Pan Am Games team in 1979 … Played for two years in the ABL from 1997-98 to 1998-99.

Jessie Hicks, Maryland (1990-1993) Maryland’s fourth all-time leading scorer (1,601) … Part of Maryland’s only No. 1 ranked women’s basketball team in 1992 … Four NCAA Tournament appearances in 1990 (Sweet Sixteen), 1991 (First Round), 1992 (Elite Eight) and 1993 (First Round) … Ranked in the top-10 following the 1992 campaign (eighth) … Member of the 1991 US Junior National Team … A two-time Olympic National Sports Festival participant (1990, 1991) … A two-time Kodak All-Region selection (1992, 1993) … 1992 All-Mideast Region Team … First-team All-ACC selection in 1993 … Ranks in the top-10 on Maryland’s career charts in field goal percentage (No. 1, .588).

Donna Holt, Virginia (1985-1988) Two-time Kodak All-American (’87, ’88) … UVa’s first-ever Kodak All-American … 1988 ACC Player of the Year … three-time All-ACC selection (’86, ’87, ’88) … MVP of the 1987 ACC Tournament …. named to the 1988 NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team … the UVa and ACC career steals leader with 529 … one of just four Cavaliers to have her jersey (#11) retired.

Marion Jones, North Carolina (1994-1995, 1997) All-American (Basketball America) in 1997 … 1997 ACC Tournament MVP … All ACC-Tournament in 1995 … All-ACC in 1995, ’97 … ACC All-Freshman team 1994 … 1995 NCAA West Regional All-tournament team … Starting point guard on the 1994 NCAA Championship team … Career scoring average (16.8) ranks third in UNC history … In three years at UNC, ranks fifth on the school’s career assists list, third in steals and seventh in blocks … Also All-American in track at UNC … Won five medals (three golds) at the 2000 Olympics.

Barbara Kennedy, Clemson (1979-1982) All-American 1981 and 1982 … First-Team All-ACC 1980-1982 … ACC Tournament MVP 1981, 1982 … Her 908 point season of 1981-82 is still tied for 4th best in NCAA history … 29.3 scoring average is still 10th best in NCAA history … ACC and Clemson’s all-time leader in scoring with 3,113 career points … ACC and Clemson’s all-time leader in rebounding with 1,252 … ACC and Clemson’s all-time career leader for most field goals (1,349), and field goal attempts (2,688) …. Holds ACC and Clemson’s single season records for most pts (908), pts per game (29.3), most field goals (392), field goals attempts (760), rebounds (400), and most rebounds per game (12.9) … Led the nation in scoring in 1981-82 with a 29.2 pts per game … Scored the first points in the inaugural NCAA tournament.

Kris Kirchner, Maryland (1977-1980) 1979 ACC Tournament MVP … Terps’ sixth all-time leading scorer (1,425 pts.) despite playing only three seasons for Maryland … Led the league three straight years (1978, 79, and ’80) in blocks, is seventh overall in career blocks, and sixth in blocks per game … Third all-time in the ACC in rebounds per game, she is 19th all-time on the league’s career rebounding charts and led the ACC in rebounding in 1980 … Member of the 1980 Olympic team … Two-time ACC Champion, she was on Maryland’s 1978 championship team (the first-ever conference tournament champions) … Her teams finished with a final national ranking of sixth or higher each of her three seasons, and 1978 AIAW finals … Leads the Terps’ career rebounding average chart with 10.5 rpg and the career blocked shots list with 186.

Trudi Lacey, NC State (1978-1981) Ranks fifth on the all-time scoring chart (1,957) and second in career rebounds (1,051) … Her 237 career steals ranks fifth in the Wolfpack record books … part of the 1980 team that brought home the program’s first ACC Championship … still stands as the only player in the history of the ACC to be named to the All-tournament team four times … named to the All-AIAW tournament team four times … three-time member of the USA Select National team … named an All-American in 1980 by the Women’s Sports Federation and the National Scouting Service … one of seven players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Pam Leake, North Carolina (1983-1986) Kodak All-American in 1986 … Two-time ACC Player of the Year 1985 and ’86 … All-ACC in 1985 and ’86 … Three-time All-ACC Tournament, 1984-86 … U.S. Jones Cup team, 1985 … UNC’s career leader in steals (401), third in ACC history … Among UNC’s career leaders in scoring (fourth), scoring average (sixth), field goal percentage (eighth), free throw percentage (eighth) and assists (second) … Holds school single-season record for scoring average (22.4).

Marsha Mann, North Carolina (1975) UNC’s first All-America selection, by the NWIT in 1975 … NWIT All-Tournament team in 1975 … Represented the U.S. in the 1973 World University Games … Her senior year was UNC’s first as a varsity program … Led the 1974-75 team with 17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds.

Rhonda Mapp, NC State (1989-1992) Member of the 1,000-point club with 1,553 points, also ranks in the top five in four statistical categories … one of only three members in the 800 rebound club and ended her career with a 22.0 scoring average, good enough for fifth all-time … earned honorable mention Kodak All-America honors in 1992, was invited to the 1992 OIympic Trials … All-ACC honoree in 1991 and 1992 … All-ACC Tournament honors in 1989 and 1991 … played for the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA and recently eclipsed 1,000 points for her career in the league before joining the Los Angeles Sparks last season where she earned a WNBA championship ring.

Bernadette McGlade, North Carolina (1977-1980) All-America by the NWIT in 1980 … UNC’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,251) and rebounding average (10.34) … NWIT All-Tournament team in 1980 … AIAW All-state in 1977, 1979 … Holds school single-season records for rebounds (386) and rebounding average (12.4).

Katie Meier, Duke (1986-1988, 1990) 1990 Kodak/WBCA District II All-American … 1986 Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-American … 1986 ACC Rookie of the Year and 1990 first- team All-ACC selection … Her 16.2 career points per game average ranks tied for 21st all-time in the ACC, her 232 steals is tied for 24th and 2.1 steals average is tied for 22nd …. 1988 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America selection and owns Duke’s third-best single game scoring mark with her 36 points on February 3, 1987 at NC State … Ranks in the top- five of 21 different Duke single game, season and career records.

Chasity Melvin, NC State (1995-1998) Led the Wolfpack to their first-ever Final Four appearance in 1998 … became the fourth Kodak All-American from NC State in 1998 and earned All-East Regional and Final Four team honors her senior season …. After being named an All-American, Melvin set the record for the most points ever scored in a National Semi-Final game with a career-high 37 vs. Louisiana Tech in her final collegiate game … only the second player in NC State basketball history, male or female, to earn 2,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds … ended her NC State career third in rebounds (1,020), fourth in career points (2,042), field goals (838), free throws (366) and blocked shots (159) … currently plays for the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers … one of seven players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Jenny Mitchell, Wake Forest (1988-1991) Wake Forest’s all-time leading scorer (1,728) and rebounder (1,006) … the only player in school history to record over 1,000 in both categories … also still ranks as the school’s all-time leader in field goals (763), field goal percentage (.607), and double-doubles (50) … earned recognition on the Fast Break All-America team three straight years, including first-team honors in 1991 … three-time All-ACC selection, earning second-team honors in 1989 and ’90 and was a member of the first team in 1991 … member of the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival team … helped lead Deacons to their only NCAA appearance in 1988 and scored the winning basket over Villanova that advanced WFU to the second round.

Chris Moreland, Duke (1985-1988) One of the most prolific scorers in ACC history … 1988 Women’s Basketball News Service All-American, 1986 & 1988 … Kodak/WBCA District II All-American … 1985 ACC Rookie of the Year … 1987 ACC Player of the Year and four-time All-ACC selection …. In the ACC career charts, ranks second in total rebounds (1,229), third in points (2232) and third in career points per game (20.1) … Duke’s leading scorer and rebounder in each of her four years and the only Blue Devil to average more than 20.0 points in a season.

Linda Page, NC State (1982-1985) Linda “Hawkeye” Page is one of four NC State players to eclipse the 2,000 point mark, tallying 2,307 for her career to rank second on the NC State scoring charts … two-time first-team All-ACC selection, she was named to the All-tournament team three times, including the tournament MVP in 1983 … averaged 21.1 pts and 7.6 reb. her senior season in leading NC State to the 1985 ACC Championship … holds the school record for career free throw percentage (85.3), career free throws (407) and most made free throws in a game (17) … one of 7 players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Wendy Palmer, Virginia (1993-1996) Two-time Associated Press All-American (’95, ’96) … a three-time Kodak District All-American … a two-time USBWA All-American (’95, ’96) … became the first-ever UVa player to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds … three-time first-team All-ACC honoree (’94, ’95, ’96) … two-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection … is UVa’s career rebounding leader with 1,221 boards in her career, the only UVa player to eclipse 1,000 rebound … one of just four Cavaliers to have her jersey (#31) retired … just completed her second full season with the Detroit Shock and fifth year playing in the WNBA.

Tia Paschal, Florida State (1990-1993) Three-year starter … averaged 19.4 points and 7.4 rebounds as a senior … earned first-team All-ACC, first-team All-ACC Tournament and second-team All-America honors … led FSU to two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances … record-holder in four statistical categories … played professionally in Germany, Sweden, Spain and one season with the Charlotte Sting.

Jasmina Perazic, Maryland (1980-1983) 1983 Kodak All-American … Member of the All-West Region team in 1982, leading Maryland to the Final Four and a final ranking of No. 3 the Terps’ highest final rankings ever … All four of her Terrapin teams made it at least as far as the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, and all four finished ranked eighth or higher in the final poll … Co-MVP at the 1983 ACC Tournament, one of three ACC championship teams she was on and her jersey is one of only three retired by the Terps … A 1984 Olympian, she played in the 1981 and 1982 European Games … Led the Terps in scoring her junior and senior seasons … Terps’ 10th all-time leading scorer (1,396 pts) … played one season for the New York Liberty of the WNBA.

Joyce Pierce, Georgia Tech (1991-1993) One of the Yellow Jackets’ most decorated players, Pierce was a three-time All-ACC selection and earned honorable mention honors from Kodak in 1993 … one of the catalysts for Tech’s run to the NWIT title in 1992 and earned MVP honors for the tournament … Those honors followed her being named to the ACC All-Tournament team earlier in the season after leading the Jackets to the title game … holds the school record for free throws made in a game with 17, going a perfect 17-for-17 against Hawaii on 3/28/92 … She still ranks fifth on Tech’s all-time scoring list with 1,557 points in her career and ranks among the top-10 in 11 other categories including being the school’s all-time leader in free throws made.

Tracy Reid, North Carolina (1995-1998) Two-time Kodak and AP All-American … Two-time ACC Player of the Year … ACC Tournament MVP in 1998 … All-Tournament in 1997 … Three-time All-ACC pick … ACC All-Freshman team, 1995 … 1997 NCAA East Regional, 1998 Mideast Regional All-tournament teams … Leading scorer in UNC history with 2,200 points, an average of 18.2 points per game … 1998 WNBA Rookie of the Year.

Tammi Reiss, Virginia (1989-1992) 1992 Academic All-American and a 1992 Kodak All-American … a three-time ACC Academic honor roll selection … member of three consecutive Final Four Teams (’90, ’91, ’92) … two-time ACC All-Tournament Team honoree (’90, ’92) … a four-time All-ACC honoree …. ranks No. 4 on the UVa scoring chart with 1,842 points … ranks No. 3 in career three-pointers with 139 treys … recently finished her first season as an assistant coach with the Utah Starzz after playing for the WNBA team for two seasons.

Marcia Richardson, Maryland (1981-1984) Member of the 1984 Kodak All-District team, she was the 1982 ACC Tournament MVP … Three-time ACC Champion, she was a 1984 All-ACC pick … Member of Maryland’s 1984 Final Four team, she is the No. 3 scorer in Maryland history (1,630 pts.) … Made the 1982 U.S. Select Team and the 1982 Junior National Team … Ranks in the top-10 on nine career charts at Maryland, including games played (No. 2, 120), games started (No. 2, 113), free throw percentage (No. 3, 244-317, .770), field goals made (No.3, 693), field goals attempted (No. 3, 1,318), assists (No. 6, 402), No. 8 scoring average (No. 8, 13.6 ppg.), free throws made (No. 10, 244), and steals (No. 10, 182).

Tonya Sampson, North Carolina (1991-1994) Kodak and Basketball America All-America, 1994 …. Three-time All-ACC … All-ACC Tournament, 1994 … ACC All-Freshman team, 1991 … NCAA East Regional MVP, Final Four All-tournament in 1994 … Leading scorer on the 1994 NCAA Championship team … Second in career scoring at UNC (2,143 points) … Among program leaders in three pointers (third), three-point percentage (sixth), rebounds (seventh), free throw percentage (10th), steals (second) and blocks (10th).

Georgia Schweitzer, Duke (1998-2001) 2001 Kodak, Associated Press, Basketball Times, USBWA and Women’s Basketball Journal All-American … ACC Player of the Year in 2000 & 2001 … 1999 NCAA East Region MVP as a sophomore … two-time All-ACC first team and All-ACC Tournament selection … In the ACC career charts, ranks fourth with a .401 three-point field goal percentage and her 202 made is eighth all time …. Led Duke to 104 overall and 51 ACC victories in four years along with a NCAA Final Four, two ACC Tournament and three ACC Regular Season titles.

Charlotte Smith, North Carolina (1992-1995) 1995 ESPN National Player of the Year … All-America by Kodak, Associated Press and the USWBA, 1995 … Only UNC player to have her jersey retired … 1994 Final Four MVP after hitting the winning shot in the NCAA championship game … ACC Tournament MVP in 1994, ’95 … Two-time All-ACC … Member of World University Games Team (1995), Jones Cup Team (1995), U.S. Select Team (1994), Junior National Team (1992) … Third in career scoring (2,094) and second in career rebounding (1,200) at UNC … Plays for the WNBA Charlotte Sting.

Dawn Staley, Virginia (1989-1992) 1991 Honda-Broderick Cup Award winner … two-time Champion USA and WBCA Player of the Year and Naismith Player of the Year … U.S. Basketball Writers Association Player of the Year … 1991 Sports Illustrated Player of the Year … 1991 Honda Basketball Sports Award Winner … two-time U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-American … three-time Kodak All-American … two-time Mary Garber Award winner (ACC Female Athlete of the Year) … two-time ACC Player of the Year … three-time first-team All-ACC … 1991 and 1992 NCAA Final Four All-tournament team … 1991 Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four … MVP of the 1992 ACC Tournament … three-time ACC All-tournament team … currently the head women’s basketball coach at Temple University and is also a player for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA.

Andrea Stinson, NC State (1989-1991) The Pack’s only two-time Kodak All-American … rewrote the NC State record books in her three seasons of collegiate play … Unanimously selected as the ACC Player of the Year in 1990 … named to the All-ACC team three times … A consensus All-American selection in 1990 and 1991 … holds seven Wolfpack records, including an ACC record most points scored in a game, with 50 against Providence during the 1989-90 season … ranks among the top-five in five of NC State’s all-time career categories … currently a starting guard and leading scorer for the Charlotte Sting of the WNBA … one of seven players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Deanna Tate, Maryland (1986, 1988-1989) A 1989 Kodak All-American, she was a member of the All-Final Four team in that same year … Led her team to the Final Four in 1989, as well as a final national ranking of fifth … 1989 West Region MVP, a Kodak All-Region pick in 1989 and member of the All-West region team that same year … Three-time ACC champion in 1986, 1988 and 1989 … ACC tournament MVP in 1986 and 1988, as well as a three-time All-ACC tournament team member … First-team All-ACC in 1989 … Maryland’s No. 5 all-time leading scorer (1,541 pts.) … Third all-time in assist per game (5.1), fourth all-time in ACC in steals per game (3.2), and 16th in total assists (500).

Nikki Teasley, North Carolina (1998-2000, 2002) UNC’s career leader in assists, three-pointers … ACC leader in career assists average (5.82) … Second in ACC in career assists, fourth in career three-pointers … 2000 ACC Tournament MVP … Four-time ACC All-Tournament pick … Second player to earn that honor four times … All-ACC, 2002 … All-tournament, 1998 NCAA Mideast Regional … 1998 ACC Rookie of the Year … Junior World Championship team, 1997 … Among UNC’s top eight in career scoring, scoring average, three-point percentage and steals.

Trena Trice, NC State (1984-1987) A dominating center for the Wolfpack, ranks sixth on the school scoring charts (1,761 points) and fourth in career rebounds (984) … was a member of two ACC Championship teams 1985 and 1987 … three-time All-ACC … she was a Street & Smith All-American and Women’s Sports Federation All-American in 1987 … selected to compete on the USA Select National team and USA Basketball Jones Cup team … has played professional basketball overseas and at one time was a member of the WNBA’s New York Liberty … one of seven players to have her jersey retired by the school.

Itoro Umoh, Clemson (1996-1999) First-team All-ACC in 1999 … Unanimous ACC Tourney MVP (1999) …. Kodak District II All-American … 1999 Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press …. Ninth on the Clemson career list for most points with 1,409 … 13th on the Clemson career list for most rebounds with 543 … Third on the school’s career list for most assists with 459 and steals with 265 … Had a triple double vs. Wake Forest on January 17, as she had 12 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds …. Participant in the WBCA All-Star Game in 1999 … Scored 54 points in the 1999 ACC Tournament, 26 points in the Championship game vs. North Carolina on 3-1-99.

Michele VanGorp, Duke (1997-1999) In just two years at Duke, VanGorp became one of the best centers to play in the ACC … Became Duke’s first Kodak All-American in 1999 and earned Associated Press third-team All-American in 1999 … Member of 1999 NCAA All-East Region team, first-team All-ACC and second-team ACC All-Tournament honors … Her .599 field goal percentage ranks third all-time in the ACC … Member of the 1999 NCAA Final Four squad and 1998 & 1999 ACC Regular Season champions.

Christy Winters, Maryland (1987-1990) A leader on Maryland’s 1989 Final Four team … Maryland’s second all-time leading scorer (1,679 pts.), a two-time ACC champion (1988 and 1989), her teams finished ranked nationally in 1989 (fifth) and 1988 (ninth) … first-team All-ACC pick in 1990 and on the All-tournament team in 1988 and 1990 … Ranks on the following Maryland career charts: games played (No. 1, 123), field goals made (No. 2, 703), field goals attempted (No. 3, 1,310), free throws attempted (No. 5, 402), blocks (No. 5, 91) … Scoring average (No. 7, 13.7), free throws made (No. 6, 273), and field goal percentage (.537, 703-1,310).

Brooke Wyckoff, Florida State (1998-2001) Earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior (All-tournament second team), third-team as a sophomore and junior and All-ACC freshman team … FSU’s blocked shots leader with 209 (6th all-time in ACC history) … ranks in FSU’s top-eight in four other categories … played three summers with USA Basketball … currently plays for the Orlando Miracle.

Susan Yow, NC State (1975-1976) Although she only played one season for the Wolfpack, Susan Yow left her mark in the NC State record books … first NC State women’s basketball player ever to be named to the Kodak All-America team, Yow led the 1975-76 squad in scoring (19.4 ppg), rebounding (11.9 rpg), field goal percentage (213-365; .584) and free throw percentage (79-95; ..832) … currently holds the school record for rebounds in a single game, with 27 in a January 17, 1976 contest against East Carolina … the younger sister of head coach Kay Yow, Susan was an All-NCAIAW and All-NCAIAW tournament selection in 1976.