The ACC will celebrate the inaugural class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends at the 2005 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Legends will be recognized on court at halftime of the 12 noon game Saturday, March 5, as well as throughout the course of the Tournament. For ACC Women's Tournament ticket information, please call 1.888.397.3100 or visit www.tickets.com.
Kennedy-Dixon was a two-time All-American (1981 and 1982) and a three-time first-team All-ACC selection (1980-1982) … named the 1981 and 1982 ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player … tabbed the 1979 ACC Rookie of the Year … currently holds the Clemson and ACC career scoring and rebounding records with 3,113 points and 1,252 rebounds … named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team … inducted into both the Clemson University and state of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame … Kennedy-Dixon currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at Clemson University where she resides with her husband, Marvin Dixon, and two children, Jalen (10) and Jasmine (9).
Moreland-Culbertson was a two-time Kodak All-American (1986 and 1988) … tabbed the 1985 ACC Rookie of the Year and the 1987 ACC Player of the Year … a four-time All-ACC selection (1985-88) … stands as one of the most prolific scorers in ACC history with 2,232 career points … leading rebounder in Duke history with 1,229 career boards … named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team … Moreland-Culbertson currently resides in Orlando, Florida, where she is married to John Steele Culbertson and is a full-time mother to their son, Parker Dennis Culbertson (22 months).
Galkantas averaged 19.4 points per game in her career, a mark that still ranks first on the Florida State career list … scored 2,323 points over her four-year career, the most points ever scored by a basketball player, male or female, in Seminole history … broke the FSU freshman scoring record and was named a freshman All-American by numerous publications … led the ‘Noles to a 24-6 record and the program’s first trip to NCAA Tournament during her All-American junior season in '83 … scored in double figures in 115 of 120 career games and holds 16 Seminole records … was the first female athlete in FSU history to have her number retired … Inducted into the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989 … Galkantas currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she serves as Program Director for Central Texas for the Special Olympics.
Neal-Smith became the first Georgia Tech women’s player to earn first-team All-ACC honors in 1989 … ranks third all-time in Georgia Tech history with a 39.3 career 3-point field goal percentage … stands second in Georgia Tech history with 508 assists and holds the record for assist average with 4.7 per game … one of just three Georgia Tech players to record 500 career assists … ranks 10th in Yellow Jacket history with 172 career steals and fifth all-time for most points scored in a season with 538 … was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1995 … Neal-Smith currently resides in Georgia with her husband, Shelton Smith, and their daughter, McKenzie and serves as a Project Manager for Trammell Crow Residential and an assistant coach for the varsity girls basketball team at Central Gwinnett H.S.
Richardson was a three-time ACC Women’s Basketball Champion and a member of the 1984 Kodak All-District Team … tabbed the 1982 ACC Tournament MVP … ranks third on Maryland’s all-time scoring list with 1,630 points while leading the Terrapins in scoring averaging 17.4 points per game during the 1983-84 season which ranks eighth in school history … member of Maryland’s 1984 NCAA Final Four team … named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team … Richardson currently serves as an elementary and middle school health and physical education teacher.
Savage was named the 1992 Sports Illustrated Player of the Year, the 1992 Big East Player of the Year, the 1992 Big East Most Outstanding Player and a 1992 Kodak All-American … she ranks second in Miami scoring history with 2,184 points and first with a career scoring average of 23.2 … helped lead the Hurricanes to the Big East Championship title in 1992, their first season as a member of that conference, averaging 23.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game … inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, one of only four women in school history … she is also a member of Miami’s “Iron Arrow” Society, the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the University … Savage is currently employed with the Department of Homeland Security as a supervisor with Customs & Border Protection.
Smith-Taylor was named the 1995 ESPN National Player of the Year as well as a 1995 All-American by Kodak, the Associated Press and the USWBA … she is the only women’s player in North Carolina school history to have her jersey retired … tabbed the 1994 Final Four Most Valuable Player after hitting the game-winning shot in the NCAA Championship Game … was a two-time ACC Tournament MVP and a two-time All-ACC selection in 1994 and 1995 … ranks third in career scoring (2,094) and second in career rebounding (1,200) at North Carolina … Smith-Taylor currently plays for the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting as well as serving as an assistant coach for the Tar Heel women’s basketball program and is married to Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Beasley is NC State’s all-time leading scorer with 2,367 points, becoming the first women’s player in Pack history to ever score 2,000 career points … was named a 1978 Kodak All-American … earned three gold medals while playing for the Junior Pan American Games … selected as the state of North Carolina’s AAU Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1978 … ranks first in the NC State record books for career rebounds, field goals and blocked shots … one of seven women’s basketball players to have her jersey retired by the school … was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team … Beasley currently owns All Ages Vision Care in Charlotte, N.C., where she is a pediatric optometrist specializing in learning-related vision problems and sports vision therapy.
Palmer-Daniel is a two-time Associated Press All-American in 1995 and 1996 … named a three-time Kodak District All-American … was the first-ever Virginia player to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds … earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1994, 1995 and 1996 … a two-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection … one of just four Cavaliers to have her jersey retired … was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team … Palmer-Daniel is currently married to Victor Daniel and playing is for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun while earning Most Improved Player honors in 2004.
Root-Price ranks fourth all-time in the Hokie record book with 1,582 career points … two-time first-team All-Metro Conference selection in 1994 and 1995, as well as being a 1995 Kodak All-American Honorable Mention selection … member of the gold medal-winning East team at the 1993 Olympic Festival … led the Hokies in scoring in both her sophomore (14.9) and senior seasons (16.5) … led the team in field goals made, field goal percentage and rebounding in each of her last three seasons as a Hokie … ranks third in school history in career field goals made (626) and career rebounds (815) … Root-Price, currently employed as a civil engineer for the city of Roanoke, Virginia, is married to former Virginia Tech football player, J.C. Price, and recently had the couple’s first child, Madison Jane.
Privette-Perko was a three-time Fast Break All-American selection in 1984, 1985 and 1986 … two-time second-team All-ACC selection in 1986 and 1987 … ranks among the school’s top ten players all-time in points, rebounds, assists and steals … three-time GTE Academic All-American … recipient of a 1987 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship … named Wake Forest Female Athlete of the Year … inducted into the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame in 2000 … Privette-Perko is currently married to Rick Perko and has two daughters, Anna (5) and Kate (4), and serves as the Associate Director of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics while also serving as Vice President of Immersion Media, Inc.