NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference honored its Inaugural Women's Basketball Legends at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 16, in conjuction with the Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. Consisting of a group of 16 former women's basketball student-athletes, the group is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions' basketball programs. View Photos from the Legends Celebration Brunch HERE
"I congratulate our inaugural class of Atlantic 10 Legends. These women have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding history of the A-10 women's basketball programs," stated Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. Individually each legend has become a role model for others as they competed and benefited from Title IX to elevate women's basketball within the A-10 and nationally. They are a credit to their institutions, the league and are deserving of this honor on behalf of the Atlantic 10 Conference. "
Each institution selected its Legend. The group is made up entirely of former players, all of which began their careers in 1976 or later. They represent 10 states and one foreign country and there are six All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans among the honorees.