NEW CASTLE – A class of 11 remarkable talents will be welcomed as inductees when the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates their 11th Women-s Induction Class on Saturday, April 28.
Including four coaches who combined to win six state championships, make 11 State Finals appearances and rack up 1,450 combined wins, the class is comprised of successful Indiana high school coaches and players who attained success throughout the IHSAA state tournament, reaching the State Finals, and participating in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series, all hallmarks of the rich Indiana high school basketball tradition.
In addition, a number of this year-s inductees left their mark in the early days of IHSAA girls- basketball, implemented in 1975-76. Each has also left their mark with successful careers in college and in their respective lives off the court.
Name High School Graduation
Shelly (Brand) Adlard Evansville Reitz 1981
Stan Benge Ben Davis 1972
Anita (Folk) George Warsaw 1978
Linda Godby Warren Central 1986
Amy Lynn Hile Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 1983
Bob Kirkhoff Cathedral 1953
Mike McCroskey Kokomo 1968
Audrey (Baines) Moore Jeffersonville 1976
Sue Parrish Marion 1963
Judy (Burns) Powell Marion 1981
Sharon Roberts * New Castle 1961
* St.Vincent Health Silver Medal Award recipient
In addition to these inductees, 18 women will be recognized as members of the Hall-s 2012 Silver Anniversary Team recognizing their spot as top graduating high school seniors of 25 years ago.
The 1987 state champion Noblesville Lady Millers will be recognized 25 years after their title and the 1986-87 Fort Wayne Northrop Bruins will be recognized on the 25th anniversary of their Hall of Fame Classic tournament championship.
Rhonda McGee and Don -Knute- O-Connor will be presented with the Center Circle Officials Award, recognizing their contributions as longtime officials dedicated to Indiana high school basketball.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame-s Annual Women-s Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28. The evening ceremony will take place at the Primo South Banquet and Conference Center which is located on the south side of Indianapolis. In addition, a free public reception will take place at the Hall of Fame museum in New Castle from 11:00 a.m. (EST) to 1:00 p.m.
Call the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame at 765-529-1891 for more information.