PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 31, 2013) -- Former Rutgers women's basketball standout, WNBA All-Star and WNBA champion, Tammy Sutton-Brown, will be introduced as one of the newest members of the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, when the football team takes on Temple.
Along with Sutton-Brown, members of the Class of 2013 include baseball record holder Bobbie Brownlie, football standout Tom Holmes, three-time track & field All-American Sam Segond, two-time All-American and Olympian women’s rower Maite Urtasun and the 1970 men’s track & field sprint medley national championship team.
Sutton-Brown averaged 9.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during her career, finishing her time “On the Banks” ranked third in field-goal percentage (.577), fifth in blocked shots (148), seventh in free throws made (304), 14th in rebounds (685) and 20th in scoring (1,246).
A member of the Canadian Junior National Team in high school, Sutton-Brown made an immediate impact at Rutgers, leading the squad in field goal percentage and blocks as a freshman. As a sophomore, Sutton-Brown earned Third Team All-BIG EAST honors, as she shot over 67 percent from the floor, setting an RU single-season field goal percentage record in the process.
Sutton-Brown, also known as “Simba” to fans and teammates, was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team as a junior. Over the course of the tournament’s three games, Sutton-Brown logged 39 points and hauled in 17 rebounds.
As a senior, Sutton-Brown was a Third Team All-BIG EAST selection and candidate for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award.
Altogether she helped lead the Scarlet Knights to four NCAA Tournament berths, including an Elite Eight finish in 1999 and a Final Four bid in 2000.
Sutton-Brown went on to be the 18th overall pick of the Charlotte Sting in 2001. The 12-year WNBA veteran was a two-time WNBA All-Star, becoming the fifth player in league history to reach 3,000 points, 1,500 rebounds and 400 blocks. Sutton-Brown was also the third Scarlet Knight to help her team to a WNBA championship trophy in 2012 with the Indiana Fever. She was also a member of the 2000 Canadian Olympic team.
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