Eight Terps On Women's Basketball 50th Anniversary Team
Sept. 27, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 51-member team was voted on by a 27-member blue-ribbon committee that was selected by the league's 50th Anniversary Committee.
North Carolina led all league schools with 11 members on the Golden Anniversary team while NC State was second with nine honorees. Virginia and Maryland each had eight players selected, followed by Duke (5), Clemson (4) and Florida State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest with two.
The ACC's 50th Anniversary Women's Basketball team, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
ACC 50th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team Val Ackerman Virginia 1978-1981 Pennington, N.J. LaQuanda Barksdale N. Carolina 1998-2001 Winston-Salem, N.C. Jessica Barr Clemson 1992-1994 Batesburg, S.C. Alana Beard Duke 2000-2002 Shreveport, La. Genia Beasley NC State 1977-1980 Benson, N.C. Tresa Brown North Carolina 1981-1984 Raleigh, N.C. Vicky Bullett Maryland 1986-1989 Martinsburg, W.Va. Heather Burge Virginia 1990-1993 Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Tonya Cardoza Virginia 1987-1989, 1991 Roxbury, Mass. Tracy Connor Wake Forest 1993, 1995-1997 Landis, N.C. Sylvia Crawley North Carolina 1991-1994 Wintersville, Ohio Summer Erb NC State 1998-2000 Lakewood, Ohio Dena Evans Virginia 1990-1993 Deer Park, Texas Chrissy Floyd Clemson 1999-2002 Laurens, S.C. Kisha Ford Georgia Tech 1994-1997 Baltimore, Md. Tara Heiss Maryland 1975-1978 Bethesda, Md. Jessie Hicks Maryland 1990-1993 Richmond, Va. Donna Holt Virginia 1985-1988 Chicago, Ill. Marion Jones North Carolina 1994-1995, '97 Thousand Oaks, Calif. Barbara Kennedy Clemson 1979-1982 Rome, Ga. Kris Kirchner Maryland 1977-1980 College Park, Md. Trudi Lacey NC State 1978-1981 Clifton Forge, Va. Pam Leake North Carolina 1983-1986 Chapel Hill, N.C. Marsha Mann North Carolina 1975 Dunn, N.C. Rhonda Mapp NC State 1989-1992 Asheville, N.C. Bernadette McGlade N. Carolina 1977-1980 Glouster City, N.J. Katie Meier Duke 1986-1988,1990 Wheaton, Ill. Chasity Melvin NC State 1995-1998 Roseboro, N.C. Jenny Mitchell Wake Forest 1988-1991 Roanoke, Va. Chris Moreland Duke 1985-1988 Alexandria, Va. Linda Page NC State 1982-1985 Philadelphia, Pa. Wendy Palmer Virginia 1993-1996 Timberlake, N.C. Tia Paschal Florida State 1990-1993 Thomson, Ga. Jasmina Perazic Maryland 1980-1983 Novisad, Yugoslavia Joyce Pierce Georgia Tech 1991-1993 Norcross, Ga. Tracy Reid North Carolina 1995-1998 Miami, Fla. Tammi Reiss Virginia 1989-1992 Eldred, N.Y. Marcia Richardson Maryland 1981-1984 Rocky Mount, N.C. Tonya Sampson North Carolina 1991-1994 Clinton, N.C. Georgia Schweitzer Duke 1998-2001 Columbus, Ohio Charlotte Smith North Carolina 1992-1995 Shelby, N.C. Dawn Staley Virginia 1989-1992 Philadelphia, Pa. Andrea Stinson NC State 1989-1991 Cornelius, N.C. Deanna Tate Maryland 1986, 1988-1989 Gastonia, N.C. Nikki Teasley North Carolina 1998-2000, 2002 Washington, D.C. Trena Trice NC State 1984-1987 Chesapeake, Va. Itoro Umoh Clemson 1996-1999 Hephziba, Ga. Michele VanGorp Duke 1997-1999 Macomb, Mich. Christy Winters Maryland 1987-1990 Reston, Va. Brooke Wyckoff Florida State 1998-2001 West Chester, Ohio Susan Yow NC State 1975-1976 Gibsonville, N.C.Vicky Bullett, Maryland (1986-1989) 1989 Kodak All-American and ACC Player of the Year ... A two-time Kodak All-Region selection, was ACC tournament MVP in 1989 and a three-time ACC champion ... Led her team to the Final Four in 1989 and a final national ranking of No. 5 that same year ... In 1988, she was a member of the All-Mideast team and in 1989 was named to the All-West region team ... Maryland's all-time leading scorer with 1,928 career points, she is one of three Terps to have her jersey retired ... Three-time All-ACC (first-team in 1988 and 89, second-team in 1987) ... A two-time ACC tournament team selection (1986, 1989) ... A member of the 1988 and '92 Olympic teams and the 1986 US Select Team ... Entering her sixth year in the WNBA after playing for the Charlotte Sting from 1997-99 and continuing her career with the Washington Mystics from 2000-present.
Tara Heiss, Maryland (1975-1978) Maryland's first ACC tournament MVP (1978) and led the Terps to the 1978 championship as a senior, leading Maryland to a final national ranking if sixth ... Maryland's 12th leading scorer all-time with 1,350 points and is one of three retired jerseys in the program's history ... Led the ACC in assists in 1978 with 249 ... In the Top-10 on the following Maryland career charts - scoring average (No. 5- 14.2 ppg), field goals made (No. 9- 571), assists (No. 2- 504) ... holds the record for assists in a single season (249 in 1977-78) ... Member of the 1980 Olympic team, she competed in the World University Games in 1981 and was on the United States' Pan Am Games team in 1979 ... Played for two years in the ABL from 1997-98 to 1998-99.
Jessie Hicks, Maryland (1990-1993)
Maryland's fourth all-time leading scorer (1,601) ... Part of Maryland's only No. 1 ranked women's basketball team in 1992 ... Four NCAA Tournament appearances in 1990 (Sweet Sixteen), 1991 (First Round), 1992 (Elite Eight) and 1993 (First Round) ... Ranked in the top-10 following the 1992 campaign (eighth) ... Member of the 1991 US Junior National Team ... A two-time Olympic National Sports Festival participant (1990, 1991) ... A two-time Kodak All-Region selection (1992, 1993) ... 1992 All-Mideast Region Team ... First-team All-ACC selection in 1993 ... Ranks in the top-10 on Maryland's career charts in field goal percentage (No. 1, .588).
Kris Kirchner, Maryland (1977-1980)
1979 ACC Tournament MVP ... Terps' sixth all-time leading scorer (1,425 pts.) despite playing only three seasons for Maryland ... Led the league three straight years (1978, 79, and '80) in blocks, is seventh overall in career blocks, and sixth in blocks per game ... Third all-time in the ACC in rebounds per game, she is 19th all-time on the league's career rebounding charts and led the ACC in rebounding in 1980 ... Member of the 1980 Olympic team ... Two-time ACC Champion, she was on Maryland's 1978 championship team (the first-ever conference tournament champions) ... Her teams finished with a final national ranking of sixth or higher each of her three seasons, and 1978 AIAW finals ... Leads the Terps' career rebounding average chart with 10.5 rpg and the career blocked shots list with 186.
Jasmina Perazic, Maryland (1980-1983)
1983 Kodak All-American ... Member of the All-West Region team in 1982, leading Maryland to the Final Four and a final ranking of No. 3 the Terps' highest final rankings ever ... All four of her Terrapin teams made it at least as far as the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, and all four finished ranked eighth or higher in the final poll ... Co-MVP at the 1983 ACC Tournament, one of three ACC championship teams she was on and her jersey is one of only three retired by the Terps ... A 1984 Olympian, she played in the 1981 and 1982 European Games ... Led the Terps in scoring her junior and senior seasons ... Terps' 10th all-time leading scorer (1,396 pts) ... played one season for the New York Liberty of the WNBA.
Marcia Richardson, Maryland (1981-1984)
Member of the 1984 Kodak All-District team, she was the 1982 ACC Tournament MVP ... Three-time ACC Champion, she was a 1984 All-ACC pick ... Member of Maryland's 1984 Final Four team, she is the No. 3 scorer in Maryland history (1,630 pts.) ... Made the 1982 U.S. Select Team and the 1982 Junior National Team ... Ranks in the top-10 on nine career charts at Maryland, including games played (No. 2, 120), games started (No. 2, 113), free throw percentage (No. 3, 244-317, .770), field goals made (No.3, 693), field goals attempted (No. 3, 1,318), assists (No. 6, 402), No. 8 scoring average (No. 8, 13.6 ppg.), free throws made (No. 10, 244), and steals (No. 10, 182).
Deanna Tate, Maryland (1986, 1988-1989)
A 1989 Kodak All-American, she was a member of the All-Final Four team in that same year ... Led her team to the Final Four in 1989, as well as a final national ranking of fifth ... 1989 West Region MVP, a Kodak All-Region pick in 1989 and member of the All-West region team that same year ... Three-time ACC champion in 1986, 1988 and 1989 ... ACC tournament MVP in 1986 and 1988, as well as a three-time All-ACC tournament team member ... First-team All-ACC in 1989 ... Maryland's No. 5 all-time leading scorer (1,541 pts.) ... Third all-time in assist per game (5.1), fourth all-time in ACC in steals per game (3.2), and 16th in total assists (500).
Christy Winters, Maryland (1987-1990)
A leader on Maryland's 1989 Final Four team ... Maryland's second all-time leading scorer (1,679 pts.), a two-time ACC champion (1988 and 1989), her teams finished ranked nationally in 1989 (fifth) and 1988 (ninth) ... first-team All-ACC pick in 1990 and on the All-tournament team in 1988 and 1990 ... Ranks on the following Maryland career charts: games played (No. 1, 123), field goals made (No. 2, 703), field goals attempted (No. 3, 1,310), free throws attempted (No. 5, 402), blocks (No. 5, 91) ... Scoring average (No. 7, 13.7), free throws made (No. 6, 273), and field goal percentage (.537, 703-1,310).