Heather English to be Honored by Women's Basketball HOF
COLUMBIA — Lady Cougar basketball junior Heather English will become just the second player in Columbia history to have her jersey displayed in the ‘Ring of Honor,' located in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. English's jersey will join over 100 others to be hung in the hall of fame as a recognition of her success and outstanding play on the basketball court during the 2012-13 season.
The ‘Ring of Honor' was created to recognize the achievements of players who have made an impact on the game and is the cumulating exhibit in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The hall of fame opened its doors in June of 1999 and is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. It is filled with multimedia presentations and numerous basketball artifacts, photographs, medals and old uniforms that bring the history of women's basketball to life.
English enjoyed a stellar junior campaign which saw her bring home second team All-American and first team All-Conference honors. She was named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Player of the Year for the second straight season after averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game to go along with a conference-leading 96 steals. Her contributions helped lead the Lady Cougars to a 27-7 overall record and the AMC regular season and tournament championship, culminating in Columbia's fifth consecutive appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
Heather joins former Lady Cougar player Janita Session as the only other Columbia player to receive the honor.