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GOODSON JOINS LADY MONARCH STAFF

Adrienne Goodson, a WNBA All-Star, Kodak District All-American, and a member of the 1985 NCAA National Championship women's basketball team, has joined the Lady Monarch coaching staff, it was announced by Old Dominion head coach Wendy Larry.

Goodson will serve as a replacement for assistant coach Juliet McGee Schweiter, who is on maternity leave. Schweiter and her husband, Herb, welcomed their first child, Gavin Richard, on October 15.

"We are so fortunate that Adrienne has agreed to join our family this season," said Larry. "Her playing experience at every level will be a welcome additional to our program."

During her career at Old Dominion, Goodson was a two-time second team All-Sun Belt performer and was also on the Sun-Belt All-Tournament squad in 1987. As a junior in 1987, she was named the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player and as a senior in 1988, she was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year.

During her freshman season, Goodson was a member of the 1985 NCAA National Championship squad. She averaged 9.5 points per game as she scored 323 points, which is the seventh most points scored in Lady Monarch history for a freshman. In the NCAA title game, Goodson scored nine points and hauled in six rebounds to help the Lady Monarchs defeat Georgia, 70-65 in Austin, Texas as Old Dominion rolled to a 31-3 record.

With Goodson on the floor, the Lady Monarchs won the Sun Belt Conference title in 1985 and in 1987 and helped lead Old Dominion to three NCAA tournaments. Goodson closed out her career with 1,574 career points and 863 career rebounds. She ranks 11th all-time in scoring.

Following her graduation in 1988 with a degree in secondary education, Goodson captained the 1993 USA National Basketball team and was a two-time All-Star in the American Basketball League for the Richmond/Philadelphia Rage. She has spent the last six years in the WNBA . Selected by the Starzz in the third round (27th overall) in the 1999 WNBA Draft, she spent four years in Utah before playing the last two seasons with the San Antonio Silver Stars. In 2002, she was selected to the WNBA All-Star Team.

This article was posted on: November 15, 2004

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