Angel McCoughtry will be inducted into Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame

McCoughtry, a former Louisville star, to be inducted to Hall of Fame on Oct. 25.

Former University of Louisville standout and Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry will be inducted into the Louisville Athletics Hall of Fame this October, joining a class that includes NBA player Francisco Garcia, distance runner Wesley Korir, golfer Cindy LaCrosse, NFL veteran Eric Wood and softball player Lacy Wood.

“We’re thrilled to have each of these outstanding individuals return to our campus and be honored as exceptional representatives of Cardinal Athletics,” said Vince Tyra, University of Louisville Vice President/Director of Athletics.  “I had the pleasure of watching many of them in competition when they were student-athletes here and saw first-hand many of their remarkable achievements.  We look forward to celebrating with this impressive Hall of Fame class next month.”

McCoughtry still holds records for the Cardinals in scoring, rebounding and steals. During her time with the Cardinals, McCoughtry led Louisville to its first NCAA Tournament championship game in 2009. She averaged 20.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in her four-year career with the Cardinals.

In the 2009 WNBA Draft, McCoughtry was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by the Dream.

In her first season in the league, McCoughtry earned rookie of the year honors for efforts, averaging 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. She has been named a WNBA All-Star five times and earned all-league honors six times in her 10-year career. Additionally, McCoughtry has been named to the WNBA All-Defensive first team seven times.

Internationally, McCoughtry has been a valuable asset for the United States women’s basketball teams. She has won five international gold medals, including gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 25 at Cardinal Stadium.

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