Tickets available for 2006 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, featuring Texas-ex Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tickets are now available for the upcoming 2006 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend ceremonies, which will take place Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, in Knoxville.
Among the six inductees into this year's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) Class of 2006 is Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil, former Texas women's basketball All-American, National Player of the Year, Olympic and pro standouts.
The six-member class features four former players (Davis-Wrightsil, Brazil legend Paula Goncalves da Silva, WNBA star and Louisiana Tech All-American Janice Lawrence Braxton, and Olympian and USA Basketball Player of the Year and former Georgia star Katrina McClain Johnson) and two coaches (Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma and Bentley College's Barbara Stevens).
There are a variety of ticket options for purchase, with prices ranging from $75 to a $5,000 group table purchase. The weekend festivities include a pre-game dinner and inductee presentation on April 28, followed by an inductee autograph session, gala reception/silent auction and induction ceremonies on April 29. The events will take place at the Hall of Fame. Tickets are available by downloading the PDFs attached; by calling the WBHOF at (865-633-9000); or via WBHOF.com.
Davis-Wrightsil, a graduate of UT in 1989 and currently the Chief Operating Officer for the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars organization, becomes the third member of The University of Texas women's basketball program to be enshrined in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. She joins Longhorns head coach Jody Conradt, inducted into the Hall in the inaugural class of 1999, and Davis' former teammate, National Player of the Year and All-America point guard Kamie Ethridge, who was inducted in 2002.
The UT great made her mark first as a freshman when she gained "Most Outstanding Player" honors at the 1986 NCAA Women's Final Four, helping lead the Longhorns to the 1986 NCAA Championship with a 34-0 mark. Davis went on to earn acclaim as a two-year All-American and as National Player of the Year as a senior, before turning professional and playing in Europe and the United States while also starring on the bronze medal-winning 1992 U.S. Olympic team.