Les­lie head­lines 2015 women’s Hall of Fame class

The Covington News - - WORLD -

Four-time Olympic gold medal­ist Lisa Les­lie head­lines the 2015 women’s bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in­duc­tion class an­nounced Satur­day.

She is joined by for­mer Hous­ton Comets star Janeth Ar­cain, Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia stand­out Janet Har­ris, for­mer Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, long­time Ore­gon high school coach Brad Smith and Ok­la­homa State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.

The Im­mac­u­lata teams that won cham­pi­onships from 1972-74 will re­ceive the Hall’s trail­blazer award.

Les­lie also won two WNBA ti­tles with the Los Angeles Sparks and was the league’s MVP three times. She helped the U.S. win gold medals at the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

The group will be in­ducted next June at the Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Ten­nessee.

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