Andrea Riley (Oklahoma State) has been recognized for her contributions to the game of basketball with the unveiling of her jersey in the Ring of Honor display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.
The distinction comes in response to Riley’s outstanding play during the
2007-08 season. The Dallas, Texas native is coming off a memorable campaign
that saw her average 23.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Riley
also led the Cowgirls to a 27-8 mark and the program’s second NCAA Sweet 16
Individually, Riley was chosen as a second-team All-American by the
Associated Press and was an honorable mention pick by the WBCA. A first-team
All-Big 12 selection, she was a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy and the
Wooden Award as well as a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award.
“The Ring of Honor is an exhibit at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
where we honor the nation’s top players at every level,” said Karen Tucker,
Director of Basketball Relations. “To have your jersey on display at the Hall of Fame is a huge privilege and we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these young athletes.”
Currently, the Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the
rafters of the back rotunda at the Hall of Fame. The display includes
jerseys of the top high school and college players from the 2007-08 season
as well as the 2007 WNBA All-Stars.
The Women¹s Basketball Hall of Fame, opened in 1999, is located in
Knoxville, Tenn. The Hall of Fame is the only facility of its kind,
dedicated to all levels of women’s basketball.