Jan. 23, 2014
GREENSBORO – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday its 10th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends, and former standout Jennifer Bruce Scott (1981-85) is the first Pitt recipient of the honor. The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that evening. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.
Tickets to the Legends Lunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4673. Quantities are limited.
Bruce Scott is one of the most decorated players in Pitt women’s basketball history. Three decades after her collegiate career concluded, Bruce Scott is still the second all-time leading scorer in Pitt basketball – men’s or women’s history – with 2,295 points, and stands first in the Pitt record book in field goals made (896). She is also fifth in rebounds (998), third in blocked shots (203) and seventh in steals (203).
Bruce Scott, a three-time All-Big East First Team honoree and the 1984 Co-Player of the Year, averaged 20.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per game over her career. Her scoring average of 20.5 points per game is tied for the highest in program history. Bruce Scott was tabbed a University of Pittsburgh Awardee of Distinction in 2011 and named to the Pittsburgh Basketball Club in 2012.
In addition, she was selected to the Big East Sliver Anniversary Squad recognizing the league’s best players over a 25-year span. Bruce Scott, who advanced through the hospital ranks to her current role as Primary Registered Nurse for Dr. Kofi Clarke - Allegheny Center for Digestive Health - Allegheny Health Network, continues to be involved in the game of basketball as a scholastic coach the past 16 years in the Pittsburgh area.
Bruce Scott has two children: Shayla, who followed her mother to Pitt and was a four-year starter, and Tyler, a sophomore on the Kent State basketball team. Shayla is currently an assistant women’s basketball coach at La Salle University.
Included in this year's class are 13 former-student-athletes and two former head coaches who represent four decades of women's basketball. Below is a complete list of this year's Legends, and the accolades from their playing and coaching careers.
2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Legends Roster
Becky Gottstein Holden - Boston College (1998-2003) - Forward - Albany, N.Y. (Beverly, Mass.)
Bobbie Mims Felder - Clemson (1976-80) - Guard - Bowman, S.C. (Bowman, S.C.)
Michele Van Gorp - Duke (1997-99) - Center - Macomb, Mich. (Durham, N.C.)
Alicia “Ice” Gladden - Florida State (2003-07) - Guard - Orange Park, Fla.
Agnus Berenato - Georgia Tech (1989-2003) - Head Coach - Gloucester City, N.J. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Laura Harper - Maryland (2004-08) - Forward/Center - Elkins Park, Pa. (Bowie, Md.)
Lin Dunn - Miami (1978-87) - Head Coach - Dresden, Tenn. (Dresden, Tenn.)
Marion Jones - North Carolina (1993-95, 97) - Guard - Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Austin, Texas)
Sharon Manning - NC State (1987-91) - Forward/Center - Emporia, Va. (Emporia, Va.)
Ruth Riley - Notre Dame (1997-01) - Center - Macy, Ind. (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Jennifer Bruce - Pittsburgh (1981-85) - Forward - Pittsburgh, Pa. (Monroeville, Pa.)
Sue Ludwig - Syracuse (1984-88) - Guard - Whitehall, Pa. (Clay, N.Y.)
DeMya Walker - Virginia (1995-99) - Forward - Mount Holly, N.J. (Katy, Texas)
Carrie Mason - Virginia Tech (2002-06) - Guard - Seneca, Pa. (Cranberry, Pa.)
Lisa Dodd - Wake Forest (1986-91) - Center - Long Beach, N.Y. (Elk Grove, Calif.)