Knoxville, TENN. (WATE) – A Hall of Fame draped in orange added more to it’s history Saturday night. Tennessee’s all-time leading scorer Chamique Holdsclaw and longtime Lady Vol assistant coach Mickie DeMoss were among seven honored in the 20th year of inductions for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Holdsclaw was part of the three-peat winning Lady Vols who took titles in 1996, 1997, 1998. The two time Naismith Award winner — given annually to the best player in college basketball — finished her college career with 3,025 points, and 1,295 rebounds. Both are still school records.
Hired in 1985, DeMoss went on to help Tennessee win six NCAA titles and reach 12 Final Fours over her 18 year stint as assistant coach, and then associate head coach. She returned to Tennessee in 2010 and stayed on Rocky Top through the 2012 season.
DeMoss and UConn assistant coach Chris Dailey became the first coaches ever inducted into the hall for their contributions as assistants.
Tina Thompson, Katie Smith, Ceal Barry, and Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia rounded out the inductees. The Women’s Basketball League (WBL) was honored and it’s organization was inducted as ‘Trailblazers of the Game.’