Virginia's Wendy Palmer-Daniel Named to Inaugural ACC Legends Class
Feb. 21, 2005
GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia alumna Wendy Palmer-Daniel (Timberlake, N.C.) will be honored at the 2005 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament as a member of the inaugural Legends class.
The inaugural ACC Legends Brunch, presented by Food Lion and Pepsi, will honor the group of 11 former standout players — one from each ACC school — on Saturday, March 5, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Later that day, the Legends will be introduced to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament crowd at halftime of the first quarterfinal game.
While at Virginia, Palmer-Daniel became the first women’s player in school history to record over 1,000 points, and 1,000 rebounds in her career. The two-time Kodak All-American also earned ACC Player of the Year honors twice and was a three-time All-ACC first-team selection. Palmer is just one of four Virginia women to have her jersey number retired. She was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Basketball team.
Selected by the Utah Starzz in the second round of the WNBA Elite Draft in 1997, Palmer-Daniel completed her eighth season in the WNBA in 2004 and her second season with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Palmer-Daniel scored in double figures on 14 different occasions for Connecticut in 2004, and averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. She was the fourth leading scorer for the Sun and the second leading rebounder, almost doubled her assist output, doubled her steals per game, and increased her field goal percentage to 42.7 percent. An All-WNBA selection, Palmer-Daniel was named the co-winner of the 2004 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year.
2005 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Legends Honorees
Barbara Kennedy-Dixon, Clemson
Christine Moreland-Culbertson, Duke
Sue Galkantas, Florida State
Ida Neal-Smith, Georgia Tech
Marcia Richardson, Maryland
Frances Savage, Miami
Charlotte Smith-Taylor, North Carolina
Genia Beasley, NC State
Wendy Palmer-Daniel, Virginia
Jenny Root-Price, Virginia Tech
Amy Privette-Perko, Wake Forest