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Fox 8’s Cindy Farmer and basketball analyst Chelsea Shine Wilson to host event honoring
ACC Women’s Basketball greats.
GREENSBORO, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference will host the ACC Women’s Basketball Legends Brunch at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Legends will then be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon.
The event will embody the true spirit of ACC Women’s Basketball and will offer attendees the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in women’s basketball.
Cindy Farmer, morning news anchor for FOX 8 News, will serve as emcee for the event. Chelsea Shine Wilson, color analyst for Raycom Sports Network and ESPN3, will present the Legends.
“Without doubt, one of the highlights of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the Legends Brunch, and with our hosting this signature event in the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, we have the seating capacity to open it to the public,” ACC Senior Associate Commissioner Nora Lynn Finch said. “Our 2016 Legends are representative of the outstanding athletic success, professional accomplishments, and personal engagement in community service for which ACC member institutions are nationally renowned. We welcome them to Greensboro and appreciate how their presence enhances our Tournament.
“We celebrate the excellence of our past through our Legends, realizing that at this year's tournament, we will watch players and coaches fiercely compete to earn the coveted championship trophy and maybe, for the most outstanding, perhaps future selection as ACC Legends.”
The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends class will be available for autographs 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, March 4 at ACC FanFest at the Special Events Center Hall C adjacent to the Greensboro Coliseum.
The league’s website, theACC.com, will highlight the class of 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Legends. More information can be found at theACC.com/legends.
Included in this year's class are 15 former-student-athletes who represent four decades of women's basketball. Below is a complete list of this year's Legends:
Amber (Jacobs) Osborn Boston College
Chrissy Floyd Clemson
Iciss Rose Tillis Duke
Courtney Ward Florida State
Dr. Carla (Munnion) Eppel Georgia Tech
Angel McCoughtry Louisville
Sylvia Wilson Miami
LaQuanda Barksdale Quick North Carolina
Tammy Gibson NC State
Brittany Mallory Notre Dame
Jonna Huemrich Burke Pittsburgh
Paula (Moore) Rivers Syracuse
Tora A. Suber Virginia
Renee Dennis Virginia Tech
Barbara Buchanan Helms Wake Forest
2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament: The 2016 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played March 2-6 in the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The 15-team tournament will be capped off by the ACC Championship game at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, which will be nationally televised on ESPN. To purchase tickets and for more information on the full week of ACC festivities visit theACC.com/WBBtourney.