Legette-Jack Honored by Her Alma Mater, Syracuse University
Oct. 24, 2011
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack was honored over the weekend by Syracuse University, her alma mater, as a recipient of the school's prestigious LetterWinner of Distinction. The award, given annually since 1965, celebrates the athletic achievement of former SU varsity athletes.
Many schools have an athletics hall of fame, but when Syracuse's Varsity Club founded the award, it intentionally chose a 25-year (now 20-year) interval after graduation to establish how the graduates had gained distinction in their professions or communities and brought honor to themselves and university.
Legette-Jack was honored along with seven others as recipients of the 2011 LetterWinner of Distinction and spoke at the ceremony on behalf of all the recipients.
A 1989 Syracuse graduate, Legette-Jack finished her collegiate career as one of the most decorated players to ever play for the Orange. She scored 1,526 points and grabbed 927 rebounds in her career, which currently ranks her fourth all-time in scoring and second all-time in rebounding. She was named the 1985 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and earned all-league laurels three times. In 2004, Legette-Jack was one of 15 players named to the BIG EAST Conference Silver Anniversary team.
Since her arrival in Bloomington, Legette-Jack has been very active in the community. She has been actively involved with efforts with Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, and has served as co-host of a benefit for the Bloomington WonderLab of Science, Health and Technology.
Legette-Jack enters her sixth season at the helm of the Hoosier program as the team is gearing up for the 2011-12 season with the first exhibition game taking place on Nov. 3 against St. Ambrose at Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. The regular season opener will be at Central Arkansas on Nov. 11, followed by the home opener on Monday, Nov. 14 vs. Murray State at 7 p.m.
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