A MAC coach and administrator are now enshrined among the greatest
players and coaches in women's basketball's 108-year history as the
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2000 June 9-10 in
Marcy Weston, who currently serves as national coordinator of women's
basketball officiating for the NCAA, is widely considered one of the
leaders in the evolution of NCAA women's basketball. Weston has
officiated two NCAA Women's Final Fours, including the first NCAA
Women's Final Four in 1982 and again in 1984. She is currently in her
tenth year as senior associate athletics director at Central Michigan
University, and she chairs the MAC women's basketball committee.
Juliene Brazinski Simpson, Marshall University's head coach, was
recognized as a four-time AAU All-American player at John F. Kennedy
College. Simpson helped the United States claim the silver medal in
basketball at the 1976 Olympics, serving as co-captain of the U.S.
squad. She also served as the co-captain of the U.S. team that claimed
the gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. Her international
experience also includes a silver medal from the 1973 World University
According to Women's Basketball Hall of Fame officials, selections were
made based on moral character, integrity, sportsmanship, record of
performance, ability, national or international recognition, and
contributions to the game of women's basketball. Each person was also
evaluated on the significance of their accomplishments to women's
The mission of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is to "Honor the
past, celebrate the present, and promote the future." The complete list
of Class of 2000 Inductees include Alline Banks Sprouse, Mildred Barnes,
Breezy Bishop, E.Wayne Cooley, Nancy Dunkle, Fran Garmon, Dorothy
Gaters, Sue Gunter, Rita Horky, Betty Jaynes, George Killian, Kim
Mulkey-Robertson, Cindy Noble Hauserman, Lorene Ramsey, Patricia
(Trish) Roberts, Sue Rojcewicz, Cathy Rush, Juliene Simpson, Boris
Stankovic, Olga Sukharnova, Katherine Washington, Dean Weese, Marcy
Weston and Kay Yow.
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