Meet the 2014 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will induct its six-member 2014 class this Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee. Headlining the group is three women with strong WNBA ties.
Read about all the inductees below.
Lin Dunn: (Current Head Coach)
-- The fourth head coach in Fever history, Dunn is also the winningest coach in franchise history. In 11 seasons as a professional head coach (seven with Indiana), she owns a record of 181-160, capturing the 2012 WNBA Championship.
-- Dunn was the 1998 American Basketball League (ABL) Coach of the Year and was the runner-up for the 2009 WNBA Coach of the Year.
-- She was the 1992 assistant coach for the USA Olympic team that captured the bronze medal in Barcelona.
-- Dunn led Purdue University to seven NCAA tournaments, including four Sweet Sixteen appearances, and one Final Four appearance in 1994. Twice she was named Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Yolanda Griffith: (Former Player)
-- Played 11 years in the WNBA, leading the Sacramento Monarchs to the 2005 WNBA title where she was named Finals MVP. Led the Monarchs to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances in 2005 and 2006.
-- Griffith was the 1999 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Most Valuable Player.
-- She was an eight-time WNBA All-Star, two time All-WNBA First Team selection, three time All-WNBA Second Team selection, she was named to the WNBA All-Decade Team and the WNBA Top 15 Players of All Time.
-- Her professional basketball career spans over 16 years; Griffith has played professionally in the US, Germany, Russia, Italy, South Korea, and China, being named an All-Star in each league.
Michelle Edwards: (Former Player)
-- Edwards played five seasons in the WNBA, being one of only 16 players assigned to each team for Initial Player Allocation Draft.
-- Edwards played nine seasons in Europe, being named the 1997 MVP of Italian League All-Star Game.
-- She was named the 1997 WNBA Sportsmanship Award runner-up, and was named to the 1997 WNBA All-Star European Travel Team.
-- She played on the USA Basketball Team that captured the bronze medal in the 1991 Pan American Games.
-- In College, Edwards led the University of Iowa to two Big Ten Conference titles and three NCAA tournament appearances.
Jasmina Perazic: (Former Player International)
Former Serbian basketball player who competed for Yugoslavia in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In college, she led the University of Maryland to the 1982 Womens Final Four and a final ranking of No. 3, which was the Terps highest final ranking ever at that time.
Mimi Griffin: (Broadcaster)
Griffin is considered to be the first broadcast expert for womens basketball. She served as the face for womens basketball in its early television exposure and laid the foundation and groundwork for womens basketball on television.
Charlotte West: (Contributor)
She was an instrumental advocate for womens sports and a pioneer for Title IX and was named 1986 WBCA Administrator of the Year. She served as a consultant to and a member of the WBCA Board of Directors for over 12 years. She was also the first recipient of the Honda Award, a national honor given for outstanding achievement in womens collegiate athletics.