Jan. 31, 2013
THE FLATS –Former Georgia Tech sharpshooter Danielle Donehew has been named the Yellow Jackets’ 2013 ACC Legend and will be honored at the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Donehew played for Georgia Tech from 1996-2000 and left the Flats as the program’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals made. The Alpharetta, Ga., native made 241 career shots from beyond the arc, setting the Georgia Tech career record. The figure ranks ninth all-time in the ACC.
She set or tied the Georgia Tech record for 3-point field goals in a game five times during her career. Donehew became the first Jacket to make seven threes in a game when she did so as a sophomore against Charleston Southern on Nov. 28, 1997. She broke her own record with eight triples as a junior against Samford on Nov. 27, 1998.
Donehew currently holds six of the top nine single-game 3-point shooting performances in Tech history. During an eight-game stretch of her junior year, including games against Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Duke, she made 40 3-pointers.
“I remember as a student-athlete hoping to one day be named an ACC Legend,” Donehew said. “I am humbled to be included in this prestigious group. I want to thank the ACC and the Georgia Tech family for providing an incredible collegiate experience. I’d like to thank former coach Agnus Berenato for believing in me and offering me the opportunity to play basketball at Georgia Tech. I would also like to thank head coach MaChelle Joseph and Associate AD Theresa Wenzel for recognizing my contribution to Georgia Tech.”
She was a standout off the court as well, earning Dean’s List honors 10 times during her career. She was a two-time Academic All-ACC honoree and was awarded the prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship from the ACC.
After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Donehew became a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee under Pat Summitt where she earned a Masters of Science in Sport Administration. With the Lady Vols, she served as Director of Basketball Operations until 2007 before being promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Basketball Operations in 2008. After two seasons as Executive Vice President of the Atlanta Dream, she was named the Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball at the Big East Conference, where she remains today.
“I cherish the time and experiences at Georgia Tech I was blessed to have as a student, a women’s basketball collegiate athlete and a Phi Mu sorority member,” Donehew added. “I learned the value of being surrounded by amazing and talented people. I learned the importance of dreaming and working as a team to accomplish goals. Georgia Tech brought out the best in me and I am forever grateful for my lifelong friendships with my coaches, staff members, teammates and friends. I dedicate this award to them.”
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends’ Brunch on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 9. The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 12 schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition.
Tickets to the Legends Brunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4671. Quantities are limited.
Included in this year’s class are 12 former-student-athletes, who represent three decades of ACC Women’s Basketball. Below is a complete list of this year’s Legends, and the accolades from their playing careers.
2013 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Legends Roster
|Name||School||Years||Position||Hometown (Current Hometown)|
|Amy LaCombe||Boston College||1986-90||G||Fayetteville, N.Y. (Boston, Ma.)|
|Peggy Caple||Clemson||1981-85||C||Laurinburg, N.C. (Charlotte, N.C.)|
|Kira Orr||Duke||1993-97||G||Poolesville, Md. (Washington, D.C.)|
|April Traylor-Percy||Florida State||1998-2002||G||Martinsville, Ind. (Miami, Fla.)|
|Danielle Donehew||Georgia Tech||1996-2000||G||Canton, Ga. (Providence, R.I.)|
|Jessie Hicks||Maryland||1989-93||C||Richmond, Va. (Richmond, Va.)|
|Robin Harmony||Miami||1980-84||G/F||Hershey, Pa. (Miami, Fla.)|
|Kathy Crawford||North Carolina||1979-83||F||Youngsville, N.C. (Austell, Ga.)|
|Summer Erb||NC State||1996-2000||C||Lakewood, Ohio (Longmont, Colo.)|
|Daphne Hawkins||Virginia||1984-88||G||Washington, D.C. (Washington, D.C.)|
|Michelle Hollister-Houseright||Virginia Tech||1994-96, 97-99||F/C||Yardley, Pa. (Gate City, Va.)|
|Jennifer Mitchell Hoover||Wake Forest||1987-91||F/C||Roanoke, Va. (High Point, N.C.)|
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