FOR­MER LADY VOLS STAR DAE­DRA CHARLES-FUR­LOW DIES AT 49

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Dae­dra Charles-Fur­low, a Women's Bas­ket­ball Hall of Famer who played on Ten­nessee's 1989 and 1991 na­tional cham­pi­onship teams, has died. She was 49.

Lisa Croff, spokesper­son for the Wayne County (Michi­gan) morgue, con­firmed Mon­day that Charles-Fur­low died Satur­day in Wayne County.

Ten­nessee coach Holly War­lick said in a state­ment that "my heart is bro­ken from the loss of one of the great­est play­ers to play at Ten­nessee."

Charles-Fur­low was known as Dae­dra Charles when she played for Ten­nessee from 1988-91. She won the 1991 Wade Tro­phy, given an­nu­ally to the top women's col­lege bas­ket­ball player in the na­tion.

Charles played on the 1992 U.S. Olympic team that earned the bronze medal.

Ten­nessee re­tired Charles' No. 32 jer­sey. She en­tered the Women's Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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