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Lynette Woodard

Enshrined 2004
Wichita, KS
Born: August 12, 1959

Biography

A four-time Kodak All-America at the University of Kansas, Lynette Woodard is widely considered one of the greatest female players of all time. Her magnetic personality and warm smile could not hide her intense desire to outdo her opponent and win basketball games. A versatile performer who was capable of playing all five positions on the court, Woodard is the all-time leading scorer in women's college basketball history with 3,649 points. She also ranks first in eight statistical categories at Kansas including points, rebounds, and steals. A two-time Olympian and captain of the gold-medal winning 1984 United States Olympic Team, Woodard enjoyed a successful professional career playing overseas in Italy and later Japan. In 1985, she became the first female member of the famed Harlem Globetrotters. In 1997, Woodard came out of retirement to play two seasons with the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers and Detroit Shock.

Career Highlights

Kodak All-America, 1978-1981
Wade Trophy and Broderick cup winner, 1981
Big Eight Player of the Decade, 1980s
Gold Medal, World Championships of Basketball, 1990