GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announces its sixth annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends to be honored at the 2010 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 4-7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jenny Boucek (1992-1996) to be inducted to represent Virginia.
A four-year starter for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team from 1992-96, Boucek helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular season Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances. Boucek was a two-time GTE Academic All-American team member and two-time ACC selection. She twice earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors and finished her career at Virginia as a member of the 1,000-point club.
Boucek competed in the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993 and graduated with honors in 1997 with a degree in sports medicine and sports management. She played professional basketball for two years before joining the coaching ranks. In 1997, the WNBA's inaugural season, Boucek was a member of the Cleveland Rockers. After the 1997 WNBA season ended, she played in Iceland in 1998 and was voted the country's best player after averaging 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists. She returned to the Rockers in time for the 1998 season, but retired due to a career-ending back injury.
The Nashville, Tenn., native then served as an assistant coach for various teams in the WNBA from 1999 to 2005. She was named as the head coach for the Sacramento Monarchs on November 15, 2006.
The honorees will be recognized during the ACC Legends Luncheon on Friday, March 5, as well as on the court at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 6. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors past players from each of the ACC's 12 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.
Included in the class are 12 former student-athletes that represent four decades of ACC Women's Basketball competitors.
For information and tickets to this year's ACC Women's Basketball Legend's Luncheon, please call 1.336.854.8787 or go to www.TheACC.com/shecanplay.