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Duke to Induct Nine Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Duke to Induct Nine Into Athletics Hall of Fame

DURHAM – Duke University will enshrine nine new members into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 25, announced Tuesday by Vice President and Director of Athletics Nina King. Slated for induction are Monique Currie (women’s basketball), John Danowski (coach), Matt Danowski (men’s lacrosse), Anna Grzebien Vanderlinde (women’s golf), Abby Johnston McGrath (women’s diving), Quinton McCracken (baseball & football), Chris Port (football), JJ Redick (men’s basketball), and Becca Ward (women’s fencing).

Currie, the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball history to register 2,000 points, 800 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals in a career, was a two-time Associated Press All-America and four-time All-ACC selection who earned ACC Player of the Year honors in 2005 after averaging 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. The Washington, D.C., native played in 140 career games and helped the Blue Devils to a record of 123-17 (.879) including a 55-5 (.917) ledger in ACC action as Duke won three league regular season championships. Currie, who missed the 2002-03 season due to injury, was instrumental in Duke’s postseason success, earning ACC Tournament MVP honors in 2002, a quartet of ACC All-Tournament Team citations (2002, 2004, 2005 & 2006) and a spot on the 2006 NCAA All-Final Four Team as the Blue Devils captured a pair of ACC Tournament titles and twice advanced to the NCAA Final Four. After closing her collegiate career with 2,122 points, 874 rebounds, 413 assists and 228 steals, she was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Charlotte Sting. A WNBA All-Rookie pick in 2006 and All-Star choice in 2010, Currie played 14 professional seasons and compiled career averages of 10.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Named Duke’s head men’s lacrosse coach on July 21, 2006, John Danowski has guided the Blue Devils to 253 wins, nine ACC regular season championships, four ACC Tournament titles, 16 NCAA Tournament appearances including 12 Final Four berths and three national crowns in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The first NCAA Division I head coach…


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