6 people to be inducted to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Six people are being inducted to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend in Knoxville.

The Class of 2015 will be formally inducted on June 13, which includes player Janeth Arcain (player), late coach Kurt Budke, coach Gail Goestenkors, player Janet Harris, player Lisa Leslie, and coach Brad Smith.

Also as part of the celebration, the south rotunda at the Hall of Fame will be named in Pat Summitt’s honor. This will mark the first time the Hall of Fame has named a section of its building after anyone. Summitt won eight national titles and 1,098 games – the most of any men’s or women’s college coach – in 38 seasons at Tennessee before stepping down as the Lady Volunteers’ coach in 2012. She also played an instrumental role in bringing the Hall of Fame to Knoxville.Previous story:Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame naming rotunda after Summitt

The ceremony to name the rotunda will be Friday, June 12, at 3:30 p.m. That will be followed by an invitation only private welcome reception.

An autograph session will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The gala reception begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre with the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. That is followed by a post-induction celebration, also a the Tennessee Theatre at 9 p.m.

Ticket packages start at $100 and range up to $2,500 for an MVP package that includes 10 tickets to each event. Call (865) 633-9000 to reserve tickets.More online: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

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