CU Women's Basketball Coach Stephens Selected for Inaugural Class of Atlantic 10 Conference Legends
January 18, 2013
Cheyney University Women's Basketball Coach Marilyn Stephens, now in her fifth year as Head Coach for the Lady Wolves, has been named a Legend by the Atlantic 10 Conference
Cheyney University Women's Basketball Coach Marilyn Stephens has been named a Legend by the Atlantic 10 Conference. Stephens is in her fifth year at the helm of the Lady Wolves program.
The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its Inaugural Women's Basketball Legends, consisting of a group of sixteen former women's basketball student-athletes. Each woman is being recognized for contributions to her institutions' basketball program.
"I congratulate our inaugural class 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. "
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. They will each be recognized during an 11 am awards brunch in the 40/40 Club.
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.
Marilyn Stephens is Temple University's all-time leading scorer and was the program's first All-American. Stephens, a 1995 inductee into the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame, scored 2,194 points in her four-year career. She was a First Team Kodak All-American in 1984, and was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in both 1983 and 1984. With 1,519 rebounds, Stephens also sits atop the program's all-time career rebounds list. She led Temple to a fifth-place finish in the WNIT in 1982, and to a seventh-place finish in the WNIT in 1983. Stephens was a two-time A-10 First Team selection, a two-time Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Year, and a four-time Philadelphia Big 5 First Team honoree. Along with her scoring and rebounding records, Stephens also holds the top spot in program history in blocked shots (342), blocks per game (2.9), field goals (919) and free throws (356).