Perazic and Dunn Inducted in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Former Maryland great Jasmina Perazic and former Miami women’s basketball coach Lin Dunn were among six members inducted in the national Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday evening in Knoxville, Tenn. Dunn and Perazic join Michelle Edwards, Mimi Griffin, Yolanda Griffith and Charlotte West in the Class of 2014.

Perazic led the Terps to the 1982 NCAA Final Four and a final ranking of No. 3 in the country. She was named a 1983 Kodak All-American and co-ACC tournament MVP. She is in the top 20 of the Maryland record books with 1,396 career points and led the Terrapins to three straight ACC titles (1981, 1982 and 1983). Her No. 4 jersey still hangs in the rafters at Comcast Center.

Perazic was a two-time member of the Yugoslavian Olympic Team leading them to the bronze medal in 1980. She played one season in the WNBA for the New York Liberty.

Dunn coached the Hurricanes from 1978-87, accumulating 149 wins over the span of her nine years at the helm of the Miami women’s basketball program. Lin guided the Hurricanes to their first-ever ranking in the Associated Press Top 20 in 1985. Following her time in Coral Gables, Dunn coached Purdue University from 1987-96.

In 25 years as a collegiate coach, Dunn amassed a record of 447-257 with seven NCAA Tournament berths including one Final Four appearance.

Following her time in the collegiate ranks, Dunn coached the Portland Power of the ABL before becoming the first head coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. She is currently the head coach of the Indiana Fever, whom she guided to the 2012 WNBA Championship.

In 2003 Dunn was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame and was named an ACC Women’s Basketball Legend in 2014.

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors serves as the selection committee in determining which individuals will be inducted each year. Voting is based on various factors, which include moral character, integrity, sportsmanship, record of performance, ability, national or international recognition, and contributions to the game of women's basketball.

In order to be considered for selection for induction, an individual must meet the following prerequisites:

Player:             Must be retired from the highest level of play for at least five years
Coach:             Must have coached the women's game at least 20 years
Referee:          Must have officiated the women's game at least 10 years
Contributor:    Must have significantly impacted the game of women's basketball

For information regarding the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame or the 2014 Induction Ceremony please visit www.wbhof.com. The mission of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball.