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Lynette Woodard.

NAISMITH HALL OF FAMER
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
FIRST FEMALE HARLEM GLOBETROTTER
MOST PROLIFIC COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORER  (1981 - 2024)

About Lynette

Lynette Woodard enjoyed a phenomenal basketball career at the scholastic, collegiate, professional, and international level. Widely considered one of the greatest female players of all time, her magnetic personality and warm smile could not hide her intense desire to outdo her opponent and win basketball games.  Lynette won the Wade Trophy, awarded to the best basketball player in the nation, in 1981. Under the tutelage of legendary Hall of Fame Coach Marian E. Washington, Lynette finished her collegiate career as a 4-time Kodak All-American and the most prolific scorer in the game's history with 3,649 points, a record which remained until 2024. In 1984, she captained the U.S. women's basketball team that won gold in the Olympics. She then made history when she became the first female to play for the World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters.
 
Among the most decorated female athletes in sports history, Lynette was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004. And there's more:

the National High School Hall of Fame, the Women's Sports Hall of Fame, the Black Legends Professional Hall of Fame, the State of Kansas Hall of Fame, and the African-American Hall of Fame.

Lynette knows what it is like to blaze a trail, to be the first, to be the only, bursting open glass ceilings, but the game is far from over.  She is committed to inspiring, engaging, and encouraging others to follow their dreams.

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Highlights 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

THE FIRST LADY: LYRICAL LYNETTE

INSPIRATION FOR SONG BY WYNTON MARSALIS

NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

FIRST FEMALE  PLAYER

BLACK LEGEND'S PROFESSIONAL  HALL OF FAME
U.S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

CAPTAIN OF THE 1984 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

THE WOMEN'S HALL
OF FAME
KODAK ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

AWARDED 4 TIMES IN 4 YEARS

AFRICAN AMERICAN
HALL OF FAME
NCAA INCLUSION LEGACY CELEBRATION RECIPIENT
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME
AMELIA EARHART PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
STATE OF KANSAS
HALL OF FAME
COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCORING RECORD 1981 - 2024
TRIPLE CROWN WINNER

WADE TROPHY

HONDA BRODERICK AWARD

NCAA TOP FIVE AWARD - 1st Female Awarded

3,649 CAREER POINTS

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