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Former APSU coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsKnoxville, TN -  Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday.

The induction ceremony will take place 6:00pm, at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Dunn will be part of six-member 2014 class that also will include: Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor).

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay State University Women’s Basketball coach Lin Dunn to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts – Lady Coyotes, Hash Browns and the WNBA

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – My brain has done it’s weightlifting by figuring out my taxes. Now, it is time for some cardio. Here are my Fourthoughts for this week.

Lady Coyotes Hang Tough
The Tennessee Softball Coaches Association Tournament concluded Saturday, April 12th. The fields at the Heritage Sports Complex were filled with 26 competing softball teams, including eight local teams.

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

West Creek Softball (Michael Rios Clarksville Sports Network)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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APSU former Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lin Dunn elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsUncasville, CT – Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn was one of six members elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, which was announced during the WNBA All-Star Game, Saturday, July 27th.

The six members of the Class of 2014 are: Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor). The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14th, 2014 in Knoxville, TN.

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Clarksville’s Bashaara Graves invited to USA Basketball U19 Trials

 

USA BasketballClarksville, TN - University of Tennessee rising sophomore Bashaara Graves and incoming freshman Jordan Reynolds are among 34 of the nation’s top athletes age 19 or younger who have accepted invitations to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team trials, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.

Trials to select the 12-member USA squad will be held May 16th-19th at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, CO. The unit will represent the U.S. in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, hosted by Lithuania from July 18th-28th in Klaipeda and Panevėžys.

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

Bashaara Graves UT Lady Vols

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Clarksville’s Kamiko Williams is ready for life in the WNBA with the New York Liberty

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Former Northeast High School and University of Tennessee guard Kamiko Williams, from Clarksville, TN,  celebrated and reflected on the end of one season Monday night and turned her focus toward a new one on Tuesday afternoon, as she met with the media at Pratt Pavilion.

After attending the Volscars, UT’s year-end Athletics Awards Banquet, Williams returned to her apartment Monday night to do some homework. That kind of commitment enabled her to graduate from college in only three years and begin work on a second degree.

Kamiko Williams-University of Tennessee

Kamiko Williams-University of Tennessee

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary women’s basketball player Candace Parker by retiring her jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee Athletics Department announced Thursday.

Parker, a two-time All-American, will become the sixth Lady Vol player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Her No. 3 banner will join those for Holly Warlick (No. 22), Chamique Holdsclaw (No. 23), Tamika Catchings (No. 24), Bridgette Gordon (No. 30) and Daedra Charles (No. 32). Lady Vol Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt also had a banner raised in her honor this season on January 28th prior to the game with Notre Dame. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols hires new coach

 

Tennessee VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced today the hiring of her first new staff member as Lady Vol standout Kyra Elzy will be returning to Rocky Top as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.

Elzy, an associate head coach/recruiting coordinator at the University of Kentucky for the last four years, will fill the role held by former Lady Vol assistant coach Mickie DeMoss who announced on April 2nd she was leaving UT to join the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville High School Lady Wildcats defeat Mt. Juliet 63-46 to win Region 5-AAA Championship Title

 

Clarksville High also gets to Host one more Game

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – The ultimate mission for Clarksville High School Girls Basketball is still the same: Win the Class AAA State Championship.

But the Lady Wildcats had one more immediate goal they wanted to accomplish and thanks to their 63-46 victory over Mt. Juliet in the Region 5-AAA Championship Game Wednesday night they will be able to do it

That goal was to play one more game at home in the William Workman Gym and Clarksville High will do that Saturday at 7:00pm when they host Sectionals against Brentwood, the Region 6-AAA runner up.

The Clarksville High Lady Wildcats trumped Mt. Juliet High School 63-46 for the District 5-AAA Championship Title.

The Clarksville High Lady Wildcats trumped Mt. Juliet High School 63-46 for the District 5-AAA Championship Title.

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Former Lady Govs basketball great Armistead returning to program as Assistant Coach

 

APSU Sports: Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The greatest player in Austin Peay State University women’s basketball history is returning to her alma mater as an assistant coach.

Brooke Armistead, the Lady Govs’ all-time scoring leader who later had her jersey number retired, has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach by APSU head coach Carrie Daniels.

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