April 8, 2010
Former Sacred Heart women's basketball standout and the program's all-time leading scorer Amanda Pape '07 will be inducted into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on April 21st. Pape will be inducted as part of the 2010 Class for her success in high school at Trinity Catholic High School. The 2010 Hall of Fame Diner and Induction Ceremony will be held at Cascade in Hamden.
Pape closed out a stellar career for the Pioneers in 2007 becoming the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,045 points. She led SHU to their first ever Northeast Conference championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and led the Pioneers to an 87-34 (.719) four-year record.
The Stamford, Connecticut native set the Sacred Heart records for career points (2,045), career steals (362), career field goals (709), career free throws (587), career scoring average (16.9 ppg), points in a season (620 - 2007), field goals in a season (219 - 2007), free throws in a season (173 - 2006) and steals in a season (107).
Pape is joined in this year's class by Meg Winfield, Foran High School player, Sue Johnson, Yale Univeristy player, Allison Coleman, Eastern Connecticut State University player, Pam Moffo, Conard High School coach, Patti Fernandes, referee and honorary inductee Lauren Anderson of Eastford.
The Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame held its first induction ceremony in April, 1988 and was the first State Hall of Fame for Women's Basketball in the country. Individuals selected for induction into the Hall of Fame are chosen either through participation, service, support or achievement in women's basketball within the State of Connecticut. The Hall of Fame Gallery / Brenda Reilly Gallery is permanently housed in the lobby of Kaiser Gymnasium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. Visitors are able to view photographs of those who have contributed to the unprecedented success of Connecticut women's basketball.
For information about the induction dinner, please contact Ann Fariss at 76 W. Hillside Ave., Stratford, CT (Tel: 203-378-6581).