Sunday, July 24, 2011

ODU's Nissen, Virginia's Staley get the call from the Hall

Inge Nissen
South Carolina coach and Virginia graduate Dawn Staley and former Old Dominion great Inge Nissen are among the class of 2012 slated for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Nissen has spent the last 22 years coaching at Florida International.

Dawn Staley
Staley, a three-time Kodak All-American and two-time ACC and national player of the year, is the only ACC women's player to score more than 2,000 points, 700 rebounds, 700 assists and 400 steals. She led the Cavaliers to three consecutive NCAA Final Fours (1990, 1991, 1992). Her post-college career included three Olympic gold medals and five appearances on the WNBA ALl-Star team.

Nissen helped lead ODU to AIAW championships in 1979 and 1980. She amassed 2,647 points and 1,459 rebounds in her college career. Nissen finished her career at the school's all-time leader in points (2,647) and rebounds (1,459) -- marks that rank her second in the ODU record books today. Her single-game career high of 28 rebounds remains an ODU records as does her 148 free throws made in a single season.

Other members of the class of 2012 are Robin Roberts, Nancy Fahey, Pam McGee and Nikki McCray.

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