CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia women’s basketball player Kim Silloway has been inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame (VSHOF).
Silloway led St. Johnsbury Academy to back-to-back Division-I state championships in 1981 and 1982. Her 1,523 career-point total was the state high school record at the time and the most prior to the advent of the 3-point arc. Silloway still shares the Barre Auditorium State Tournament record of 63 points in two games.
At the end of her senior year, she was selected by USA Basketball as one of the top women’s players in the country, earning her an invitation to play in the U.S. Olympic Festival in Colorado Springs where her team earned a bronze medal.
Silloway was also a member of the Hilltoppers’ state cross country (1980) and track & field (1981) teams. She also won the state high jump title going 5’1 ¾”, led the 4x400m relay team to a championship, and was second and third in the 1500m and 3000m runs respectively.
At Virginia, Silloway guided the Cavaliers to the program’s first two NCAA Tournament appearances in 1984 and 1985, and first ACC regular season title in 1984. She garnered second team All-ACC honors in 1985. Silloway was the second Virginia women’s basketball player to be named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, which was previously presented annually to an individual voted each ACC school’s top female student-athlete for academic excellence and achievement.
She was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame in 2009.
Silloway received her dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1993 and completed her surgical residency in 1997. She has since retired after decades as an oral surgeon in Virginia.