One of the highlights of this year's ACC Women's Basketball Tournament will be the ACC Legends Brunch presented by Food Lion and Pepsi. The group of 12 former standout players -- one from each ACC school -- will be honored during the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the ACC Legend's Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, March 4, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Later that day, the Legends will be introduced to the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament crowd at halftime of the semifinal games.
Included in the class are 12 former players that represent four decades of ACC Women's Basketball competitors. Below is a complete list of this year's legends and the accolades from their playing career.
For information and tickets to this year's ACC Women's Basketball Legend's Brunch, please call 1.336.854.8787 extension 236.
Two-time All-Big East First Team member…Kodak All-District I Team selection during the 1999-2000 season…Member of the Big East All-Rookie Team…BC's career leader in 3-point field goals made…Fifth-best career three-point field-goal percentage in Big East history…Ranks in the top 5 in school history for career points with 1,496…Ranks in the top 10 in BC history for career assists, steals, and field goals made…Named Eagle of the Year (BC's Athlete of the Year)…Played on the Canadian women's basketball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney…First Canadian drafted in the WNBA in 2000…Currently married and pursuing her MBA at Columbia Business School, while also serving as a Board Member of Canada Basketball.
First-Team All-ACC Selection in 1984-85 and Third-Team Fast Break All-America pick…Third All-Time Leading Scorer in Lady Tiger History along with second-highest free-throw percentage (81.2)…Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll…1985 Rupert Fike Award Recipient for Outstanding Athlete at Clemson….Inducted into the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999…Wrote a children's book entitled Basketball Fever in 2002…Married to Buddy Linder and together they have three children…Currently serves as a guidance counselor at Broome High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
1990 Kodak/WBCA District II All-American…1986 Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-American…1986 ACC Rookie of the Year & 1990 First-Team All-ACC selection…1988 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America…Owns Duke's third-best single game scoring mark with 36 points in 1987…Ranks in the top-five of 18 different Duke single game, season and career records…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2003...Inducted into the Duke Hall of Honor in 2002…Currently is completing her first season as head coach of the University of Miami (Fla.) Women's Basketball program.
Earned first-team All-ACC, first-team All-ACC Tournament and second-team All-America honors during her career…Led FSU to two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances…FSU record-holder in career steals (269) and free throws made in a game (14)…Also among FSU's top 10 in five season and six career records and ranks second all-time in scoring with 1,662 points… Prior to FSU joining the ACC, Paschal earned Metro Conference All-Rookie Team honors and Metro All-Tournament Team honors two seasons…Played professionally in Germany, Sweden and Spain…Played in the WNBA for the Charlotte Sting…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2003…Currently works as Project Manager for IBM Security in Atlanta, Georgia.
Three-time All-ACC selection…Honorable mention All-American in 1997…Finished her career as Tech's all-time leading scorer with 1,955 points…School's career leader in field goals made & attempted along with steals and minutes played…one of three Tech players to record a triple-double…became the first Tech player to be drafted in by the WNBA in 1997, taken by the New York Liberty…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2003…Currently works in Forensic Accounting for KPMG, LLC in Atlanta Georgia.
1989 Kodak All-American…Led team to the Final Four in 1989 and was selected to the All-Final Four Team…1989 West Region MVP, Kodak All-Region pick & member of the All-West Region Team…Three-time ACC Champion in '86, '88 and '89…1986 & 1988 ACC Tournament MVP…Three-time All-ACC Tournament selection…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary team in 2003…Now working as a corporate trainer for Chili's Bar & Grill.
Member of 1992 and 1993 back-to-back Big East Championship teams at Miami…Named the 1993 Big East Championship MVP…Named the 1992 Big East Preseason Player of the Year…Garnered All-Big East First Team honors in 1992 and 1993…A three-time Big East Player of the Week…Ranks among top-10 in nine different career records at Miami…One of only four players in UM history to average at least 15 points and nine rebounds per game in a career…Currently serves as a police officer for the city of Miami, Florida.
UNC's first All-America selection by the NWIT in 1975…NWIT All-Tournament Team in 1975…Represented the United States 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…Had her jersey honored by the school in 1995…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2003…Currently married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren…Now a math instructor at Brevard Community College in Titusville, Florida, since retiring from Fayetteville Technical Community College after 20 years…Pursuing her Ph.D. at Florida Institute of Technology.
First women's basketball player at the school to be named to the Kodak All-America team…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)…Holds the school record for rebounds in a game with 27…Member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2003…Served as an assistant coach on the 1988 USA Olympic Team which won the Gold Medal…Won the Gold Medal as head coach of the South Team at the 1983 Olympic Sports Festival…Served as an assistant coach with the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers and Charlotte Sting…Currently resides in Cary, North Carolina.
Two-time Academic All-American and Kodak District III All-American selection during her career…National Player of the Year finalist as well as NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year selection…All-ACC selection and named to ACC Honor Roll…Ended her career as school's all-time leading scorer, rebounder and field goal percentage leader…First women's basketball player at Virginia to have her number retired by the school…Married to Wendell Miller together with whom she has three children, Chaise, Geno and Wynn…employed as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
1994 Metro Tournament MVP…1995 Academic All-American…Metro All-Tournament Team selection in '92, '93 & '94…1995 Rawlings Scholar Athlete Award recipient…scored 1,500 career points during her career at Virginia Tech…named Metro Women's Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1993 & 1994…married to Jeff Vest who she met while at Virginia Tech…together, the couple has three children, Bethany, A.J. and Jeffrey…Taught elementary school for several years before becoming a full-time mother to her children.
Three-time team MVP from 1977-1980…Team's leading scorer during all four seasons at Wake…Served as team co-captain for two seasons…NCAIAW Division I All-State selection in 1979…Inaugural WFU Outstanding Female Athlete award recipient in 1980…Received the June P. Galloway Award in 1979...Awarded a Marie James Post-Graduate Scholarship by the ACC in 1980…Finished her career as Wake's all-time leading scorer (first 1,000 point scorer in Wake history)…First female athlete inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1995…Currently serves as a partner for the law firm of Robinson & Lawing, LLP in Winston Salem, concentrating in civil litigation.