KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Maryland women’s basketball great Jasmina Perazic was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the six-member class of 2014 Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. Perazic was an All-American in 1983 and is Maryland’s fourth inductee, behind her coach Chris Weller, Vicky Bullett and Tara Heiss.
Perazic led the Terps to the 1982 NCAA Final Four and a final ranking of No. 3 in the country. She was named a 1983 Kodak All-American and co-ACC tournament MVP. She is in the top 20 of the Maryland record books with 1,396 career points and led the Terrapins to three straight ACC titles (1981, 1982 and 1983). Her No. 4 jersey still hangs in the rafters at Comcast Center.
Perazic was a two-time member of the Yugoslavian Olympic Team leading them to the bronze medal in 1980. She played one season in the WNBA for the New York Liberty.
Other members of the class include Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), and Charlotte West (contributor).
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors serves as the selection committee in determining which individuals will be inducted each year. Voting is based on various factors, which include moral character, integrity, sportsmanship, record of performance, ability, national or international recognition, and contributions to the game of women's basketball.
For information regarding the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame or the 2014 Induction Ceremony please visit www.wbhof.com.
The mission of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball.