Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Celebrate Their Phenomenal Women

    Go Hoosiers! Elaine Mellencamp served as an honorary coach when the Hoosiers battled Purdue on Jan. 21, in Assembly Hall.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Elaine Mellencamp served as an honorary coach when the Hoosiers battled Purdue on Jan. 21, in Assembly Hall.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 27, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team and staff held their first annual Phenomenal Women Luncheon on Monday, March 26, honoring members of the IU and Bloomington community for their continued support of women's basketball.

    "Our Phenomenal Women are so many things to so many people," said IU Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "It is important that we know who we are as women in the community and show our players what they can be once they leave Indiana."

    The Phenomenal Women that were honored at Monday's Luncheon were also recognized at each of the Hoosiers' home games and earned a spot on the bench as an honorary coach. The following women were honored during the Luncheon for their continued support of the Hoosiers:

    Karen Herbert, Wife of Indiana University President Adam Herbert
    Darby McCarty, Owner of Smithville Telephone
    Joan Olcott, Olcott Center for Cancer Education
    Sue Talbot, Member of the IU Board of Trustees
    Elaine Mellencamp, Model and wife of Grammy Award-winning artist John Mellencamp
    Jenny Greenspan, Wife of IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan
    Jane Hoeppner, Wife of IU Football Head Coach Terry Hoeppner
    Karen Sampson, Wife of IU Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson
    Jill Bolte-Taylor, World-renowned brain scientist and author of "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey"
    Kerry Marks, Wife of IU Senior Associate Athletic Director Tim Fitzpatrick
    Sylvia McNair, Two-time Grammy Award-winner
    Barbara Richards, Wife of IU Jacobs School of Music Dean Gwyn Richards
    Judy Palmer, Indiana University CFO and Vice President
    Mildred Ball, Former Assistant Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletics Association and first woman inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
    Ellie Rink, Wife of Dr. Larry Rink

    For more information or to join the Phenomenal Women program, please contact Jeana Finlinson at (812) 855-3013.

     

     


       

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