Rebel great Eugenia Conner has been named to the SEC Women’s Legends Class of 2018, the conference announced Thursday.
The 2018 Class showcases former student-athletes, coaches and administrators from all 14 SEC member institutions. On Mondays and Thursdays during the conference season, one individual will be highlighted on the SEC’s website and via social media. The class will be honored at the 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Feb. 28-March 4 in Nashville, Tenn.
Conner – who passed away on March 3, 1994, at the age of 30 – is one of the top athletes in the history of both Ole Miss and SEC women’s basketball.
Conner, an All-American in 1985 and one of only two Rebels to ever earn First-Team All-SEC honors all four years of her career, played on Rebel teams under Van Chancellor that advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year she was at Ole Miss. Conner helped push the Rebels to two Sweet 16’s during her sophomore and junior years and an Elite Eight her final season in 1985.
She still remains the Ole Miss career leader in field goal percentage (56.7), and she also owns three of the top-five single-season clips in school history, including the top two: 60.4 in 1983 and 58.4 in 1985. She is one of 28 career 1,000-point scorers in Ole Miss history, currently ranking fourth all-time with 1,993 points. She also hauled in 1,177 career rebounds, the third-most in Rebel history – making her one of just three Rebels in the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound club.
Conner recorded the first triple-double in school history with a 15-point, 12-rebound and 11-assist game vs. McNeese State during 1982 season. She is one of just three Rebels to ever record a triple-double (Kayla Melson, vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Nov. 13, 2009, 11 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists; Armintie Price, vs. Illinois, Dec. 2, 2006, 34 points, 15 rebounds, 12 steals) and one of 26 overall in SEC history. She also ranks third in school history and ties for 12th in the history of the conference with 50 double-doubles.
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Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports
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