Katie Smith, Tina Thompson headline Women's hoops Hall of Fame class

Katie Smith, Tina Thompson headline Women's hoops Hall of Fame class

Former University of Kentucky women's basketball head coach Mickie DeMoss and letterwinner Ceal Barry have been named honorees into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, it was announced tonight by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Inducted into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

"I think that it's a reflection just on being able to acknowledge the contributions of everyone, whether it's a high school coach, a player or a college coach".

A remarkable group of seven women received the honor of induction into the 2018 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, with public word coming during halftime of Monday night's Connecticut-Louisville game.

Louisiana Tech women's basketball coach Brooke Stoehr outlines what she thinks her team can accomplish this season.

Holdsclaw has also become a nationally recognized advocate for mental health, addressing her struggles with depression.

Three-time Olympic Games Gold Medalist (2000, 2004, 2008). Drafted by the Houston Comets, she won four straight championships with the team.

In her collegiate career, Smith had 20.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Thompson is now an assistant coach at Texas. She's also a nine-time WNBA All-Star and was theleague's all-time leading scorer until Diana Taurasi took the title in 2017.

Smith began her pro career in the ABL, winning two titles for the Columbus Quest in 1997 and '98. She's fifth on the WNBA's all-time scoring list. She also was the head coach four seasons at Florida (1979-83).

Dailey has been Geno Auriemma's top assistant coach at UConn since 1985.

Smith is one of the most decorated players in the history of women's basketball, retiring following the 2013 season as the all-time leading scorer in women's professional basketball history with 7,885 points, and she ranked second all-time in the WNBA with 6,452 points. UConn, now ranked No. 1, has advanced to the Women's Final Four 18 times, including the past 10 seasons in a row.

Two-year stint as an assistant for the Indiana Fever including their 2012 WNBA Championship season. She's now an assistant to former Lady Vols player Nikki Fargas at LSU.

Barry was the longtime coach at Colorado. She quickly moved into the head-coaching role there in 1979, then moved to Colorado in 1983. Between those two schools, she compiled a 510-284 career record.

Big Eight Coach of the Year four times (1989, 1993, 1994, 1995). She now serves as a Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator at CU.

NJCAA Hall of Fame inductee with four NJCAA Final Four in 38 years of coaching and an overall record of 702-240-2. At the global level, Smith won three Olympic gold medals as a member of the U.S. Women's Basketball National Team (2000, 2004, 2008), to go along with a pair of World Championship gold medals (1998, 2002).

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