Tara VanDerveer To Be Inducted Into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Nov. 11, 2001

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Stanford University head women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer has been named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2002, as announced on Sunday at the State Farm Women's Tip-Off Classic.

Eight players, coaches and administrators who have made considerable contributions to women's basketball comprise the Class of 2002. The group of eight honorees will be recognized April 26-27, 2002, at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2002 Induction Ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee.

VanDerveer has been a collegiate head coach for 22 seasons, including the last 15 on The Farm. She has a career record of 516-153 (.771) and is 364-102 (.781) at Stanford. She has led the Cardinal to two NCAA Championships, five NCAA Final Four appearances and nine Pacific-10 Conference titles. VanDerveer also coached the 1996 United States Olympic Team to the gold medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics.

Inductee selections are made based on moral character, integrity, sportsmanship and record of performance, ability, national or international recognition. Criteria for selection also include the following prerequisites:

* - Players shall be retired from their highest level of play for at least five years.

* - Coaches shall have coached the women's game at least 20 years.

* - Referees shall have officiated the women's game at least 10 years.

* - Contributors shall have significantly impacted the game of women's basketball

VanDerveer is joined in the Class of 2002 by Cindy Brogdon, Kamie Eithridge, Margaret Sexton Gleaves, Hortencia de Fatima Marcari Oliva, Sandra Meadows, Lea Plarski and Marianne Crawford Stanley.

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