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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its eighth annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends and former Cavalier Siedah Williams is Virginia’s representative. The Legends will be honored at the 2012 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, being held March 1-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.

A four-year letterwinner and team captain during her junior (2006) and senior (2007) seasons, Williams was a three-time recipient of Virginia’s Unsung Hero Award. She helped the Cavaliers to a four-year record of 73-54 which included a berth to the 2005 NCAA Tournament and bids to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, Williams started 30 of UVa’s 32 games, averaging 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while leading the team in blocked shots with 22. She led Virginia in scoring in 2006 as a junior (11.8 points per game).

Williams finished her career with 1,052 career points and graduated in 2007 with a degree in anthropology. She is currently the Chief Deputy Clerk for the city of Cleveland, Ohio.

The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends’ Lunch on Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 3. The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 12 schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition.

Tickets to the Legends Luncheon are priced at $25 each and can be obtained by calling 336-373-7492. Quantities are limited.

Included in this year’s class are 11 former-student-athletes and one head coach, who represent four decades of ACC Women’s Basketball.

UVa’s All-Time ACC Legends
2005 – Wendy Palmer
2006 – Cathy Grimes-Miller
2007 – Dena Evans
2008 – Heather Burge Quella
2009 – Val Ackerman
2010 – Jenny Boucek
2011 – Nancy Mayer Bates
2012 – Siedah Williams

2012 ACC Legends
Boston College – Kathleen Sweet, Center, Clarence, N.Y. (1983-87)
Clemson – Karen Jenkins Gray, Forward, Greenville, S.C. (1985-89)
Duke – Georgia Schweitzer Beasley, Guard, Pataskala, Ohio (1997-2001)
Florida State – Christy Derlak Lawley, Guard, Evansville, Tenn. (1990-94)
Georgia Tech – Bernadette McGlade, Head Coach, Gloucester City, N.J. (1981-88)
Maryland – Myra Waters, Forward, Toledo, Ohio (1978-92)
Miami – Tamara Jones, Guard/Forward, Dania, Fla. (2002-06)
North Carolina – Sylvia Crawley, Center, Steubenville, Ohio (1990-94)
NC State – Rhonda Mapp, Center/Forward, Asheville, N.C. (1989-92)
Virginia – Siedah Williams, Center, Cleveland, Ohio (2003-07)
Virginia Tech – Sarah Hicks, Guard/Forward, Roanoke, Va. (1997-2002)
Wake Forest – Mary Roper Osborne-Halverson, Winston-Salem, N.C. (1972-76)

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