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Ann E. Meyers

Enshrined 1993
San Diego, CA
Born: March 26, 1955

Biography

Ann Meyers career escalated women's basketball to a new level. Meyers was the first high school player to make a U.S. national team and the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship from UCLA, where she finished her stunning career owning twelve of thirteen school records. A supremely talented all-around player with natural basketball ability and instincts, Meyers was the first player, male, or female, named to Kodak's All-America team in four straight seasons. She also played on the first women's Olympic team in 1976. After an All-America career, she became the first woman player drafted by the Women's Basketball League (WBL) and made history by becoming the first woman player to try out with an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers.

Career Highlights

Olympic Silver Medal, 1976
All-America at UCLA, 1976-78
AIAW National Championship, 1978
Broderick Cup, symbolic of nation's outstanding female player, 1978