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Denise M. Curry

Enshrined 1997
Fort Benton, MT
Born: August 22, 1959

Biography

A four-year starter and three-time All-America (1979, 1980, 1981) at UCLA, Denise Curry led the Bruins (along with Hall of Famer Ann Meyers), to the 1978 AIAW National Championship. During her sensational collegiate career, the 6-foot-1 native of Davis, California, averaged a double-double (24.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg) and led UCLA in scoring each of her four varsity seasons. She set fourteen school records and, at the time of her enshrinement, held the school's mark as the all-time leading scorer (3,198 points) and rebounder (1,310). A three-time Western Collegiate Athletic Conference (now Pac-10) Most Valuable Player, Curry was the 1981 UCLA All-University Athlete of the Year. On the international level, Curry captured gold medals at the 1984 Olympics, the 1983 Pan American Games, and the 1979 World Championships, and also earned silver medals at the 1983 World Championships, the 1981 World University Games, and the 1979 Pan American Games.

Career Highlights

Kodak All-America at UCLA, 1979-81
AIAW National Championship team with UCLA, 1978
Named ABAUSA Basketball Player of the Year, 1981
Led Stade Francais to the 1986 and the1987 French National championships