March 12, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Prior to the semifinals of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament last week, the Atlantic Coast Conference hosted its 10th Annual Legends Classic in which each school had one representative and Jennifer Bruce Scott was Pitt's first ever honoree.
The Legends were honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m., and were 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.
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.