Beth Friday Named as One of 16 Atlantic 10 Legends
Beth Friday was named one of A-10 Women's Basketball Legends

Jan. 16, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its Inaugural Women's Basketball Legends Wednesday. Consisting of a group of 16 former women's basketball student-athletes, the group is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions' basketball programs.

"I congratulate our inaugural class of Atlantic 10 Legends. These women have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding history of the A-10 women's basketball programs," stated Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. Individually each legend has become a role model for others as they competed and benefited from Title IX to elevate women's basketball within the A-10 and nationally. They are a credit to their institutions, the league and are deserving of this honor on behalf of the Atlantic 10 Conference. "

The Women's Basketball Legends will be honored on March 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the morning of the 2013 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship finals. Each honoree will be recognized during an awards brunch in the 40/40 Club, beginning at 11 am.

Each institution selected its Legend. The group is made up entirely of former players, all of which began their careers in 1976 or later. They represent 10 states and one foreign country and there are six All-Americans and three academic All-Americans among the honorees.

Beth Friday Bovay (2000-03), one of two Duquesne women's players to have their jersey number retired, is the only player in school history to score 1,000 points (1,410) and record 1,000 rebounds (1,160). Friday was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team in 2000, was named Second Team All-Conference in 2001 and was a First Team All-Conference choice in both 2002 and 2003. An outstanding student, Friday was a Third Team Academic All-America in 2003 and an Academic All-District pick in 2002. She was also the 2003 A-10 women's basketball Student-Athlete of the Year. Friday, who still holds school records for career field goal percentage (.521), rebounds (1,160) and rebound average (10.1), is a native of Upper St. Clair, Pa. She currently resides in Pittsburgh.

2013 Inaugural Women’s Basketball Legends
Julie VonDielingen Shelton - Butler
Paula Bennett - Charlotte
Ann Meyers - Dayton
Beth Friday Bovay - Duquesne
Anne Gregory O'Connell - Fordham
Jennifer Shasky Calvery - George Washington
Jennifer Cole Davis - La Salle
Sue Peters - Massachusetts
Dayna Smith - Rhode Island
Karen Elsner Davey - Richmond
Hilary Waltman - St. Bonaventure
Susan Moran - Saint Joseph's
Theresa Lisch Meacham - Saint Louis
Marilyn Stephens - Temple
Cyndy Wilks - VCU
Jennifer Phillips Brenning - Xavier




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