Hlede Named to Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame

Hlede during her college days!

PITTSBURGH, PA, Jan. 16 - New York Liberty guard Korie Hlede will be inducted into the Duquesne University Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003.

Hlede virtually rewrote Duquesne's women's basketball records book from 1995-98. A 1998 Women's Basketball News Service First Team All-American, she was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year from 1996-98 and is Duquesne's all-time leading scorer with 2,631 points. She is also second all-time in Atlantic 10 scoring, was third in the nation in scoring in 1998 and recorded the first triple-double in the program's history with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists versus Cleveland State. The Croatian native, the fourth overall pick in the 1998 WNBA draft, completed her fifth season in the U.S. women's professional league this past summer with the New York Liberty. She also is the only DU women's basketball player to have her jersey retired.

Hlede driving to the hoop.

As a professional in the WNBA, the Zagreb, Croatia native, has scored more than 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, 250 assists and 100 steals in her career. In 2002, the 5-9 guard shot .423 from the floor along with tying a career and season-high seven assists versus the Cleveland Rockers.

Hlede's former coach Dan Durkin will accept the induction on her behalf, as Hlede is currently playing overseas in Russia. Her name will be added to the Hall of Fame plaque located in the main lobby of the A.J. Palumbo Center.