Volleyball ex Davenport inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
Jan. 15, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Longhorn and 1988 NCAA Volleyball Player of the Year Dawn Davenport Begor will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. A standout on the hardwood as a prepster, Davenport came to Texas to play volleyball in 1985.
In 1988, Davenport led the Longhorns to their second national championship and their only NCAA title. A first-team All-America selection in 1988, Davenport was a three-time All-Southwest Conference (SWC) selection, a two-time first team choice and the 1988 SWC Player of the Year. She was named SWC All-Decade (1980's) First Team and was tabbed as the SWC Player of the Decade.
"We're so proud and happy for this stellar recognition for Dawn Davenport Begor," UT Women's Athletics Director Chris Plonsky said. "Her athletics abilities were prolific as a collegiate volleyball player at Texas, where she led us to the 1988 NCAA Championship. This honor from the state of Indiana, which we all know is synonymous with basketball, places Dawn in special company. She continues to stay connected with Texas, and she will now forever be remembered for her home state achievements as well."
Davenport ranks sixth all-time at Texas in career kills (1,408), fifth in hitting percentage (.322), and eighth in block assists (342).
Following her UT career, Davenport was the recipient of a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1989. She was also a member of the inaugural class of The University of Texas Women's Athletics Hall of Honor (1999).
As a prepster at Eastbrook High School in Marion, Ind., Davenport averaged 21.4 points and 15.6 rebounds per-game, while shooting 58% from the field and 63% from the free-throw line. She paced her squad to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons during her junior and senior seasons. Eastbrook lost in the regional final her junior season and in the first game of state her senior year.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's Annual Women's Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25. The ceremony will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, which is located on the south side of Indianapolis. Tickets will be made available in early 2009. Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 for more information.