WNBA legends Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus are set to headline the 2024 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class, along with Rita Gail Easterling, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Violet Palmer, Sue Phillips, and Mary “Roonie” Scovel. The 25th anniversary class will be inducted at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on April 27, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. The group consists of four players, two coaches, and one official.
Maya Moore, known for her exceptional career at UConn and her four WNBA titles with Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx, is recognized as one of the most accomplished players in the history of the sport. As a two-time unanimous National Player of the Year and four-time All-American, Moore’s leadership led the Huskies to a 150-4 record, including a 90-0 streak, and two NCAA titles.
Seimone Augustus, a two-time All-American and two-time consensus NPOY at LSU, helped lead the Tigers to three trips to the Final Four and a 121-19 record during her four years. Alongside her WNBA titles, she has also won three Olympic gold medals and was honored with a statue at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center in January.
2024 WBHOF Awards
Cheyney State College will receive the Trailblazer of the Game award, while the Afghan Resettlement Program, led by UT’s Sarah Hillyer and former Lady Vols star Michelle Marciniak. will be presented with the For the Love of the Game award.
2024 WBHOF Inductions
Violet Palmer officiated for over 20 years and was the first woman to officiate an NBA playoff game. Sue Phillips led Archbishop Mitty High School to 62 titles and was a 2018 Naismith and WBCA Coach of the Year. Mary “Roonie” Scovel coached Gulf Coast State College, winning six NJCAA national championships. Rita Gail Easterling played in the Women’s Professional Basketball League and represented USA women’s basketball at the international level. Taj McWilliams-Franklin played in the ABL and WNBA, winning a WNBA title with the Detroit Shock in 2011 and being a six-time WNBA All-Star.
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