Our basketball season is in full swing! Teams are trying to figure out their identities, players are trying to establish themselves on the hardwood. ... It's the best time of the year! Not to mention that it is the holiday season as well, and you know what goes well with the holidays? Hoops!
Our team just finished a huge road trip, squaring off against South Carolina and Tennessee! Being a Texas girl, I love the South. Sweet tea in hotels and Southern hospitality easily makes this trip one of my favorites! But this year, something special stole the show.
The day before our Tennessee game, we made a trip to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame! If you are a true supporter of women's basketball, YOU MUST GO! From the skirt/dress uniforms that the players originally wore to the list of female dunkers, the WBHOF is an inspiring testament to how far our game has come!
I am so glad Coach Pat Summitt helped spearhead this initiative because women deserve to be recognized for their audacity, excellence and innovation in sport! I even learned some things about my school:
1) Where was the first collegiate women's basketball game?
Berkeley, Calif. Stanford beat Cal, 2-1.
2) Which women’s basketball coach has the all-time highest winning percentage in the Pac-12/Pac-10?
Amy Tucker. (Our associate head coach at Stanford!) Surprising, huh? Amy, along with co-head coach Marianne Stanley, went 29-3 overall and 18-0 in conference play in 1995-96 while coach Tara van Derveer was leading the U.S. National Team to Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games.
Well, I've got to go prep for some big games ahead, but please go visit the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. Be a witness to the wonderful history created by courageous women in sport!
Peace and love.