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Anne T. Donovan

Enshrined 1995
Ridgewood, NJ
Born: November 1, 1961


At a time when women's basketball was gaining national prominence, the 6-foot-8 Anne Donovan was the game's premier player. Although aggressive, Donovan always played under control. From 1979 to 1983, she dominated women's college basketball. With agility and mobility, Donovan owned the area under the basket and averaged double figures in points and rebounding in her college career. As a freshman, she powered Old Dominion University to a 37-1 record in the 1979 AIAW National Championship. Donovan guided ODU to the NCAA Final Four in 1983, earning her the Naismith Player of the Year Award. A three-time Olympian (1980, 1984, 1988), Donovan led the United States to gold medal victories in 1984 and 1988.

Career Highlights

AIAW Championship with Old Dominion University, 1979
All-America, 1981-83
NCAA Final Four with Old Dominion University, 1983
Naismith Player of the Year, 1983