Crawford Named UNC's ACC Legend
Release: 01/30/2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its ninth annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends Wednesday, and Kathy Crawford was named as North Carolina's selection. The Legends will be honored at the 2013 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Brunch on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 9. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 12 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.

Tickets to the Legends Brunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4671. Quantities are limited.

Included in this year's class are 12 former-student-athletes, who represent three decades of ACC Women's Basketball. Below is a complete list of this year's Legends, and the accolades from their playing careers.

Crawford was a National Women's Invitational Tournament All-America selection in 1980. She ranks ninth in UNC history in scoring with 1,806 career points, 10th in scoring average (14.6 ppg) and fourth in field goal percentage (54.2). The Youngsville, N.C., native saw her scoring average improve each season, highlighted by a single-season average of 18.5 points per game during her senior season of 1982-83. Her 1983 mark of 62.3 percent shooting from the field is still the Carolina single-season school record. Her Tar Heel teams won 79 games from 1979-1983 under head coach Jennifer Alley and her 1982-83 team earned UNC's first NCAA tournament bid.

Crawford played 12 seasons of professional basketball in five countries following her career in Chapel Hill. She earned her bachelor's degree from North Carolina in 1983 in radio and television communications. Crawford is currently a fire fighter in Cobb County, Ga., and serves as the owner and operator of KaiCei DJ and Sound Services. Crawford resides with her life partner in Austell, Ga.

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