Sue Peters Announced As UMass A-10 Legend Honoree
Jan. 16, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its inaugural Women's Basketball Legends Wednesday evening. Consisting of a group of 16 former women's basketball student-athletes, the group is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions' basketball programs. The University of Massachusetts program is represented by Sue Peters (1976-80), the all-time points leader in UMass history and a multiple all-America award honoree.
"I congratulate our inauguralclass of Atlantic 10 Legends. These women have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding history of the A-10 women's basketball programs," stated Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. "Individually each legend has become a role model for others as they competed and benefited from Title IX to elevate women's basketball within the A-10 and nationally. They are a credit to their institutions, the league and are deserving of this honor on behalf of the Atlantic 10 Conference."
Peters became the first standout player in program history in her first year of collegiate basketball, averaging 16.3 points per game during the 1976-77 season. During her four-year career, the Southbridge, Mass., native paced the Minutewomen in scoring average each campaign, finishing with 1,858 points in 93 games played. Including academic honors, Peters finished as a four-time all-American while also receiving the AIAW Kodak Region I Player of the Year honor in 1979-80.
The women's basketball legends will be honored on March 16 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the morning of the 2013 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship finals. Each honoree will be recognized during an awards brunch in the 40/40 Club, beginning at 11 a.m.
Each institution selected its Legend. The group is made up entirely of former players, all of which began their careers in 1976 or later. They represent 10 states and one foreign country and there are six All-Americans and three academic All-Americans among the honorees.