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The Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame seeks to honor those who, in a superlative fashion, have contributed to the enhancement of women's basketball in Connecticut - either through participation, service, support, or achievement.

Excellence speaks with a voice of its own. On this web site we are privileged to share in that voice. The Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame honorees exemplify the finest achievements in the world of sport.

 


News


Important Update: 

Due to ongoing health concerns, we have re-scheduled the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet:

Date:  Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time:  Cocktails – 5:45; Dinner – 7:00pm

Location: Cascade, 480 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT

 

Questions?  Contact Tina Gonyea, tlghoop@aol.com or 203.927.4476  

Though our induction banquet has been postponed, we are moving forward with all of our planning and preparation to ensure a wonderful celebration. Please consider purchasing an ad or congratulatory message to an inductee. 

Be well and stay healthy.

2020 Inductee Ceremony Announcement (New Date)

The 2020 Inductee Ceremony and Banquet will now be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Cascade, 480 Sherman Ave, Hamden CT 203-907-0417. Cocktails at 5:45 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm. $50 per person includes complimentary wine.

2020 Inductees

Please join us in welcoming the 2020 inductees!

  • Nadine Domond - High School Player, Bridgeport Central High School
  • Ellen M. Geraghty - High School Player, Gilbert High School
  • Ron Hanson - High School Coach, Ellington High School
  • Jaclyn Daigneault - College Player, Amherst College
  • Queen Edwards-Smith - College Player, Qunnipiac University
  • Margaret Elizabeth Tieman - Referee, IAABO Board 7
  • Brian Hurlock - Honorary, East Windsor

New - Team Recognition Award

Starting with the April 2021 Hall of Fame  Induction Ceremony, the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame will institute a Team Recognition Award. High school, college, industrial, barnstorming and senior teams will be eligible for recognition.

Criteria for recognition are:
High school team– State championship with special consideration for undefeated teams, the first state championship from a school with multiple state championships and teams from the early days of the tournament starting in 1974.

College – National championship or significant success at the national level especially in the early days of the national tournaments.

Industrial, barnstorming and senior teams – Significant success at the national level or pioneering success in the early days of women’s basketball in Connecticut,

No more than one team from a high school or college, coached by the same person, will be recognized.

Team Recognition Nomination Form

 

2019 Inductee Ceremony Video


 

Brenda Reilly Gallery

The Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame/ Brenda Reilly Gallery is housed in the lobby of Kaiser Gymnasium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. The designated area is visible to all who come through the doors. Visitors are able to view photographs of those who contributed to the unprecedented success of Connecticut women's basketball. Special recognition is given to Ann Fariss, Louise Albrecht and the Central Connecticut Administration for their efforts in turning a dream into reality. The dedication and opening ceremony was held on Saturday June 7th, 2003 at CCSU.

For more information contact Ann Fariss at: (203) 378-6581 or avfariss@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

 

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