KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its ninth group of inductees -- the Class of 2007 -- on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the 2006 State Farm Tip-Off Classic in Norman, Okla. The six-member class includes former University of Texas All-America and USA Basketball standout Andrea Lloyd Curry. The six individuals in the Class of 2007 will be formally inducted as members of the Hall of Fame during a weekend of induction festivities to be held Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2007, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Lloyd-Curry, who starred for UT head coach Jody Conradt from 1983-87, becomes the fourth person associated with UT women's basketball to be inducted into the elite Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. She joins Conradt (inducted in the inaugural class of 1999) and former National Players of the Year and All-Americans guard Kamie Ethridge (1982-86 at UT, inducted in 2002) and current assistant coach Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil (1985-89 at UT, inducted in Class of 2006).
The six members of the Class of 2007 are:
Texas standout guided the Longhorns to the No. 1 ranking in the final women's basketball poll each of her four years from 1983-87, helping Texas go undefeated (34-0) and win the 1986 National Championship as UT became the first team to ever finish a season undefeated (36-0) ... Andrea also was a member of the 1988 gold medal-winning USA Olympic Team, gold medal-winning 1987 USA Pan American Games squad, and silver medal-winning World University Games Team ... she was a Kodak All-America First Team pick as a senior, and a Naismith All-American her last three years ... Lloyd-Curry ranks No. 3 in Texas career rebounding (1,115), No. 2 in career steals (340), No. 9 in career assists (340, 2.7 apg) and 11th in career scoring (1,596).
PAM (KELLY) FLOWERS
Three-time All-American at Louisiana Tech, led the Lady Techsters to two national championships -- the 1981 AIAW title and the 1982 NCAA title; Wade Trophy and Broderick Award recipient in 1982.
Tennessee great was a two-time National Champion (1989, 1991), two-time Kodak All-American and became the first player from the Southeastern Conference to win the Wade Trophy in 1991; Olympic bronze medallist in 1992 .
MEL GREENBERG (Media Inductee)
Best known for his national and local coverage of women's basketball at the collegiate and professional level during his 37 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer; created the first weekly national collegiate women's basketball poll in 1976, which two years later began worldwide transmission as the Associated Press women's rankings.
Tennessee standout helped to lead the Lady Vols to four NCAA Final Four appearances, winning two national championships (1987 and 1989) and earning the Women's Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor in 1989; one of two collegiate members on the gold-medal winning USA Olympic Team in 1988.
Four-time National Coach of the Year has never had a losing season in 27 years as head coach at Georgia; has compiled a 657-208 (.760) record, appearing in 23 of 25 NCAA tournaments, including two runner-up finishes, five Final Fours, 10 Elite Eights and 16 Sweet 16s.
In what has become a tradition, the Class of 2007 will be announced in conjunction with the State Farm Tip-Off Classic. This year's Tip-Off Classic was played in Norman, Okla., with Georgia facing Rutgers in the first game and DePaul taking on Oklahoma in the second game of the doubleheader. Both games will be televised by ESPN2. The announcement of the Class of 2007 was held at center court at the Lloyd Nobel Center during halftime of the first game. With the addition of the Class of 2007, the list of individuals who have been recognized as Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductees will increase to 97.