GW Alumna Jennifer Shasky Calvery Among Inaugural Atlantic 10 Legends
Jan. 16, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington Athletics Hall of Famer Jennifer Shasky Calvery represents George Washington in the inaugural class of Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Basketball Legends, the league announced on Wednesday.
The 2013 class consists of 16 former women's basketball student-athletes who made significant contributions to their institution's women's basketball program.
"I congratulate our inaugural class of Atlantic 10 Legends," said A-10 commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. "These women have been instrumental in establishing the outstanding history of the A-10 women's basketball programs. Individually, each legend has become a role model for others as they competed and benefitted from Title IX to elevate women's basketball within the A-10 and nationally. They are a credit to their institutions and the league and are deserving of this honor on behalf of the Atlantic 10 Conference."
Jennifer Shasky Calvery is a three-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference selection, including the 1990 A-10 Rookie of the Year. In 1992, Calvery was named A-10 Tournament MVP after leading the Colonials to their first A-10 championship with 16 points in a 62-57 win over Rutgers in the title game. Calvery was a member of GW's first two NCAA Tournament teams in 1991 and 1992, advancing to the second round each season.
The 1993 NCAA Woman of the Year and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, Calvery was also an outstanding student who was a four-time A-10 Academic All-Conference selection and a two-time Academic All-District honoree.
Inducted into the George Washington Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999, Calvery was a prolific three-point shooter who still owns the school record for three-point percentage in a game (1.000 - 7-for-7) and ranks fifth all-time at GW with 195 career triples. Calvery averaged 14.0 points per game in her career, the fifth-best scoring average in program history, and she also ranks fifth in points (1,643), eighth in steals (242), 11th in blocks (85) and 16th in rebounds (565).
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. Each honoree will be recognized during an awards brunch in the 40/40 Club, beginning at 11 a.m.