Tonight, the 2018 class will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. This class has made an impact on every level of the game, from high school to the professional ranks, and many are still actively involved in women’s basketball. Rather than try to compile a run-down on each inductee, I’ll be featuring links to great stories on each upcoming Hall of Fame member.
To start, Whitney Medworth put together a good summary at SB Nation back when the class was announced. This is a good primer: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/13/17007852/tina-thompson-chamique-holdsclaw-womens-basketball-hall-of-fame-class.
For a deeper dive on each of the inductees, check out the following stories:
- Chamique Holdsclaw: https://www.sacbee.com/sports/article212854209.html
- Katie Smith: https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/articles/2018-04-01/katie-smith-thrilled-to-be-part-of-hall-of-fame-class
- Tina Thompson: https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-women/article/2018-04-17/womens-basketball-former-wnba-and-olympic-champion-tina
- Chris Dailey: http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/021218aaf.html
- Mickie DeMoss: http://www.lsunow.com/daily/mickie-demoss-inducted-into-the-women-s-basketball-hall-of/article_2eba0300-168c-11e8-9023-2758f0eafa74.html
- Ceal Barry: https://cubuffs.com/news/2018/2/12/barry-selected-for-womens-basketball-hall-of-fame-class-of-2018.aspx
- Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia: https://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nba/2018/02/13/new-nj-womens-basketball-hall-fame-induct-north-jerseys-rose-marie-battaglia/334423002/
Also featured as Trailblazers of the Game are the players of the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL). More here: http://aces.wnba.com/news/womens-history-month-the-wbl-1978-81/
The full list of inductees, by year, can be found on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame page.