Dunn Inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
On the eve of the start of 2010 WNBA training camps, Lin Dunn had one offseason order of business to complete. On Saturday night at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center on the south side of Indianapolis, Dunn was the recipient of the St. Vincent Health Silver Medal Award - and induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
It was her second hall of fame induction in three months after earning entrance into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in February. Dunn was honored for her nine years as head coach at Purdue and her seven years of involvement with the Indiana Fever. She joined the Fever as a scout in 2003, served as an assistant coach for four seasons and was the head coach in 2008 and 2009. Dunn begins her third campaign as the Fever's head coach when the team hosts its first practice of 2010 on Monday afternoon.
Surrounded by former dozens of Purdue players, coaches and colleagues including former pupil and current Boilermakers coach Sharon Versyp, Dunn thanked her family and the dozens of individuals who have helped make her success possible. She thanked Purdue officials for "bringing her back to America" after recruiting her from the University of Miami; and she thanked her staff and players for helping establish a perfect record (18-0) in nine years against in-state rival Indiana. Versyp was duly honored as a former Indiana Miss Basketball who was one of nine Hall of Fame inductees.