Video: Arizona State honors legendary women's hoops star
After all of the assists Ryneldi Becenti dished out in her career, it was nice to see Arizona State dish one back to her. The Sun Devils retired Becenti's jersey during halftime of Saturday afternoon's women's basketball game in Tempe, enshrining her as one of the Sun Devils' all-time women's basketball legends. In fact, her number 21 became the very first jersey retired in Arizona State women's basketball history. Making the occasion even more memorable, Becenti, a Native American, was honored as part of the Native American Day festivities at Wells Fargo Arena. Check out the emotional ceremony and interview with Pac-12 Networks' Anne Marie Anderson and Tammy Blackburn below:
Becenti, from Fort Defiance, Arizona, played for the Sun Devils from 1991-93. In just two years Becenti more than left her mark on the program. Her 396 career assists were, at the time, second in school history and her career average of 7.1 assists per game still stands as the Pac-12 record. She also holds the Sun Devil single-game assists record with 17.