Jan. 22, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announces the fourth annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends to be honored at the 2008 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, held in Greensboro, North Carolina, March 6-9, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Legends will be recognized during the annual ACC Legends Luncheon on Friday, March 7, as well as on the court at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 8. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors past players from each of the ACC's 12 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.
Included in the class are 11 former student-athletes and two former coaches that represent five 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 Luncheon, please call 1.336.854.8787 extension 236 or go to TheACC.com/SheCanPlay.
2008 ACC Legends
BOSTON COLLEGE - Kerry Curran DeShazo (1990-94)
Had an outstanding four-year career as point guard for BC...Was named to the Big East All-Rookie team her freshman year...Recognized to the All-Big East third team as a sophomore, and then to the All-Big East first team as a senior...Remains the only BC player to have recorded more than 1,500 points and 500 assists...Ranks third all-time among Eagles with 1,691 career points...Also ranks third in career assists (528) and field goals made (640), fourth in steals (182) and three point field goals made (105), fifth in free throws made (306) and 10th in games played (110)...Inducted in the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2003.
CLEMSON - Mary Anne Cubelic-Grant (1979-83)
A 2002 inductee into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame...Captured All-ACC first team honors in both her junior and senior seasons...Stands at fifth on Clemson's all-time scoring list with 1,501 career points...Ranks fourth all-time among Tigers in field goals made (651)...Named to the All-ACC Tournament Team in 1982 after leading the Tigers to the tournament finals...Led Clemson to 79 wins during her four-year career, earning Team MVP recognition in 1982 and 1983...Currently serving as the Executive Director for the Richland County Recreation Commission in Columbia S.C.
DUKE - Calla Raynor and Lorraine Woodyard (Co-Coaches 1968)
Working together as co-coaches, Raynor and Woodyard founded the Duke women's basketball program in 1968...Woodyard, who joined the staff as a physical education instructor in 1954, became an associate professor in 1970 and later became the Head of Women's Athletics in 1972...Woodyard served as Coordinator of Women's Athletics in 1975 before being promoted to Assistant Athletic Director...Raynor, who also began her career at Duke as a part of the Physical Education Department in 1962, served as co-coach until 1973, when she took over control of the school's tennis program...Raynor would elevate to the role of Associate Professor, retiring in 2002 after 40 years of teaching and coaching at the University...The two are credited as driving forces in the growth of women's athletics, not only at Duke, but throughout the state of North Carolina.
FLORIDA STATE - Wanda Burns-Jackson (1987-91)
Led the Seminoles to a combined 62-27 record and two NCAA Tournament berths in three years on the team...Led the Metro Conference in scoring with a 18.5 ppg average her final year...Named Metro Conference Tournament MVP and Player of the Year in 1991 after leading the `Noles to a 25-7 record...Voted as a second-team All-American her senior year, and named "Hanes Her Way NCAA Woman of the Year"...Still holds the FSU record for steals in a game with 10...Ranks eighth all-time at FSU in career points (1,394) and assists (331)...Stands at second all-time among FSU players with a 16.0 career average and .777 career free throw percentage...Currently serving as a social worker in the Neonatal Unit of the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
GEORGIA TECH - Bonnie Tate Goff (1975-79)
Three-year letterwinner, who played in 75 games for the Yellow Jackets, recording 476 made field goals from her center position...Goff scored 1,088 career points and is one of just 22 players to have reached the 1,000 point plateau in a Yellow Jacket uniform...Shot 60 percent from the field her senior year, leading Tech to an 18-8 record ...Holds Georgia Tech records for career rebounds (1,039), career rebounding average (13.9), rebounds in a game (29) and steals in a game (11)...Set two school single-season records in 1977, which still stand today, with 420 total rebounds and a 16.2 rebounds per game average...A 1991 inductee into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame...Tate Goff has enjoyed over 28 years manufacturing experience, while is presently responsible for close to 300 electrical equipment assemblers building product shipping nearly $160 million annually.
MARYLAND - Jasmina Perazic (1979-83)
A leader on the Terrapins' 1982 Final Four team and the Co-MVP of the 1983 ACC Tournament, in which Maryland won its fourth conference title...Played in 113 games for Maryland, with 79 starts...Recorded 621 made field goals during her career with a .543 career shooting percentage...Named a WBCA All-American in 1983...Ranks tenth on the Terps' all-time scoring list with 1,393 points during her career...Ended her career a two-time member of the All-ACC Tournament team...A member of the Maryland Hall of Fame, she went on to participate in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow for Yugoslavia, and played in the WNBA as a member of the New York Liberty 1997...Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Maryland Sports Association.
MIAMI - Octavia Blue (1994-98)
A four-year starter for the Hurricanes, Blue played in 109 games during her Miami career...Recorded 671 made field goals in her four years...Ranks fifth all-time in school history with 1,724 points and ninth all-time with 672 rebounds...One of only nine Miami players to have recorded 1,000 points...A Big East All-Rookie team selection in 1995...Named to the All-Big East third team in 1996 and 1997, and to the All-Big East first team in 1998...A 2008 inductee into the University of Miami Hall of Fame, she now serves as an assistant coach for the St. Thomas University women's basketball team.
NORTH CAROLINA - Tresa Brown-Tomlinson (1980-84)
Became the first North Carolina player to earn ACC Player of the Year recognition after averaging 20.8 points per game and leading the Tar Heels to their first league title in 1984...Named a Kodak All-American, MVP of the ACC Tournament and was an All-ACC selection her senior year...Ranks third all-time at UNC in career field goal percentage (.547) and ranks sixth on the University's all-time scoring list with 1,931 career points...Stands among UNC's top 10 in career scoring average, total rebounds, and blocked shots...Became one of the first women's basketball athletes to have her jersey honored by the Athletic Council of the University of North Carolina in 1995.
NC STATE - Linda Page (1981-85)
One of four women to have eclipsed the 2,000 point mark at NC State....Finished her career with 2,307 points, ranking second all-time at the University...Recognized twice on the All-ACC first team, and three times on the ACC All-Tournament team...MVP of the 1983 ACC Tournament, in which the Wolfpack advanced to the final...Led NC State to the ACC Championship in her senior season, averaging 21.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game...Ranks first all-time at NC State in free throws made in a game (17), in a season (139) and in a career (407), second in career field goals made (942), third in career scoring average (18.8) and thirteenth in career rebounds (640)...Was part of NC State's first class of women's basketball athletes to have their jerseys retired in 2000.
VIRGINIA - Heather Burge Quella (1989-93)
The 1993 ACC Player of the Year and a Kodak District All-American...Played in 135 games for the Cavaliers in her four years, leading the team to 118 wins, three regular season league championships, one ACC Tournament championship, and three berths in the NCAA "Final Four."...Ranks second on Virginia's all-time career scoring list with 2,058 total points...One of only two players in school history to have tallied more than 2,000 points...Ranks fifth in career scoring average (15.2)...Registered 30 double-doubles in her career to rank sixth on UVA's all-time list...Named first team All-ACC in 1991-1993, finishing her career ranked seventh all-time in the ACC with 866 made field goals...Participated on the 1993 U.S. National Team, and played in the WNBA for eight years (1993-2001).
VIRGINIA TECH - Amy Wetzel Doolan (1996-2001)
A member of the Virginia Tech 1,000-point club...Finished her career with 1,444 points, ranking sixth on the school's all-time scoring list...Tech's career leader in games played (129) and minutes played (4,129)...Leads the school with 489 career made free throws, ranks second with 235 steals, and third all-time with 399 career assists...Named to the GTE District III Academic All-American team in 1999 and 2000...Recognized as the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2000, and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 second team in 1999 and 2000...Led VT to its highest-ever win total in 1999, when the team posted a 28-3 record.
WAKE FOREST - Tracy Connor-Riddick (1992-97)
A member of the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team and the 1993 league Rookie of the Year...Finished her outstanding career as Wake Forest's fourth-leading scorer (1,619) and second-leading rebounder (906)...Leads the University in career scoring average (17.0) and rebounding average (9.5)...Registered 42 double-doubles during her career, ranking second in school history, and set school records for single-season points (576), rebounds (316), scoring average (20.6), rebounding average (11.6) and double-doubles (20)...Named All-ACC twice, including first-team recognition in 1996...Selected to the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival Team...Currently works as a physician assistant in Charlotte, N.C.