Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 01/23/2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday announced its 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends. The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that evening. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.
Tickets to the Legends Lunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4673. Quantities are limited.
Included in this year's class are 13 former-student-athletes and two former head coaches who represent four decades of women's basketball. Below is a complete list of this year's Legends, and the accolades from their playing and coaching careers.
2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Legends Roster Name School Years Position Hometown (Current Hometown) Becky Gottstein Holden Boston College 1998-2003 Forward Albany, N.Y. (Beverly, Mass.) Bobbie Mims Felder Clemson 1976-80 Guard Bowman, S.C. (Bowman, S.C.) Michele Van Gorp Duke 1997-99 Center Macomb, Mich. (Durham, N.C.) Alicia “Ice” Gladden Florida State 2003-07 Guard Orange Park, Fla. Agnus Berenato Georgia Tech 1989-2003 Head Coach Gloucester City, N.J. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Laura Harper Maryland 2004-08 Forward/Center Elkins Park, Pa. (Bowie, Md.) Lin Dunn Miami 1978-87 Head Coach Dresden, Tenn. (Dresden, Tenn.) Marion Jones North Carolina 1993-95, 97 Guard Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Austin, Texas) Sharon Manning NC State 1987-91 Forward/Center Emporia, Va. (Emporia, Va.) Ruth Riley Notre Dame 1997-01 Center Macy, Ind. (Miami Beach, Fla.) Jennifer Bruce Pittsburgh 1981-85 Forward Pittsburgh, Pa. (Monroeville, Pa.) Sue Ludwig Syracuse 1984-88 Guard Whitehall, Pa. (Clay, N.Y.) DeMya Walker Virginia 1995-99 Forward Mount Holly, N.J. (Katy, Texas) Carrie Mason Virginia Tech 2002-06 Guard Seneca, Pa. (Cranberry, Pa.) Lisa Dodd Wake Forest 1986-91 Center Long Beach, N.Y. (Elk Grove, Calif.)
DUKE - Michelle Van Gorp, Center, Macomb, Mich. (1997-99) Michelle Van Gorp played just two seasons at Duke in 1997-99, but quickly became one of the ACC’s best centers. Van Gorp spent her freshman and sophomore years at Purdue University playing for Lin Dunn before transferring to Duke to play her final two seasons under Gail Goestenkors. The 6-5 center earned 1999 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team honors after helping lead the Blue Devils to their first Final Four. In two years at Duke, Van Gorp played in 68 contests, starting 58. Van Gorp averaged 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks as a senior, while hitting 62.0 percent of her field goals. Over her career, she averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and blocked 58 shots. She was a 1999 third team Associated Press and Kodak All-American and a First Team All-ACC honoree. Following her collegiate career, Van Gorp became the first Blue Devil drafted in the WNBA when the New York Liberty selected her in the second round of the 1999 WNBA Draft. She played six seasons in the WNBA with three teams and played internationally in France, Greece, Italy, Russia and Spain. Van Gorp graduated from Duke in 1999 and is currently on head coach Joanne P. McCallie’s staff as the Blue Devils’ Director of Women’s Basketball Recruiting Operations.