Tina Thompson, 2021

Born in Los Angeles, Tina was a High School All-American at Morningside in Inglewood where she scored over 1,500 points and had over 1,000 rebounds. She then went onto an All-American college career at USC where she scored over 2,000 points and had more than 1000 rebounds in averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game during her Trojan days. She was part of a strong NCAA team in 1994 that went to the Elite 8, the best since being in the finals in 1986. She was the first overall pick in initial WNBA draft in being selected by Houston and had a 17-year professional career with
four straight WNBA titles and numerous playoff appearances.

She was a key part of the USA Olympic Gold Medal winning teams at both the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games. She was inducted into the Naismith and Women’s Basketball Halls of Fame in 2018. She had her number 14 USC jersey retired in 2019. She was the head coach at the University of
Virginia through 2022 after previously being the top assistant at the University of Texas.