Thursday, 18 October, 2018


UConn's Dailey a finalist for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey left was named a finalist for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 UConn's Dailey a finalist for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Noah Ferguson | 13 January, 2018, 00:07

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 10 finalists for consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame on ESPN during the Notre Dame at Louisville game (7:00 p.m. ET). On Feb. 12, it will announce the official class of 2018, and the victor of this year's Trailblazer Award.

The 2018 Induction will mark the 20th anniversary of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999.

The Class of 2018 will announced on February 12, introduced at the NCAA Final Four in Columbus, Ohio, and formally inducted during a ceremony on June 9 at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

Dailey has been head coach Geno Auriemma's top assistant for his entire 33-year tenure and have overseen UConn's transformation into the most successful program in the history of the sport.

BC-BKL-Women's Hall of Fame Finalists, 133Holdsclaw leads Women's Basketball Hall of Fame finalistsEds: APNewsNow. Those individuals will be introduced at the Women's Final Four in March/April in Columbus, Ohio.

Baranova and Battaglia were finalists previous year.

The other finalists are Rose Marie Battaglia, Yelena Baranova, Ceal Barry, Mickie DeMoss, Chamique Holdsclaw, Vickie Orr, Katie Smith, Valerie Still and Tina Thompson. She was promoted to associate head coach by Auriemma in 1988. She made four NJCAA final four appearances, and coached Anne Donovan in high school. Helped develop 19 Huskies into First Team All-Americans and eight National Players of the Year.

In each of her first seasons at UT, the Longhorns finished second among Big 12 Conference teams in rebounding margin, out-rebounding opponents by an average of 9.9 boards per game over the previous two years.

CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW - (U.S. Player) All-time leading scorer and rebounder at Tennessee, leading the Lady Vols to three NCAA National Championships (1996, 1997, 1998) and was recognized as a four-time Kodak/WBCA All-American and two-time WBCA NCAA Division I Player of the Year. She was the WNBA's No. 1 draft pick by Washington in 1999.

Samuelson leads UConn in scoring, averaging 18 points per game, Collier is contributing 15.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, Nurse is averaging 15 points per game and has a team-high 35 3-pointers while Williams is contributing 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds per game with a team-high 36 steals. A list of 20 finalists will be announced in February with the victor being announced when the regional finals in the NCAA tournament are being played.

After 12 seasons in Houston, the Los Angeles native returned to her hometown in 2009 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks.

UConn had one winning season and no postseason appearances before Auriemma and Dailey arrived on the scene.

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