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Nancy Lieberman Returning to Campus for Homecoming Events; Will Sign Copies of Her New Book Oct. 22

One of the best athletes to ever pull on an Old Dominion University uniform in any sport will return to campus this weekend, appearing at a number of Homecoming events.

Nancy Lieberman '80, who helped the Lady Monarchs basketball team win consecutive national championships, will do two book signings, speak at a women's empowerment breakfast and serve as co-grand marshal (along with fellow alumnus and ESPN anchor Jay Harris '87) of the Homecoming Parade.

Lieberman will appear at the annual Alumni Honors Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

On Friday morning, she will be a guest on the "Hampton Roads Show" on Fox 43 TV, before speaking to an audience of women CEOs and student-athletes at the inaugural Alumni Women's Empowerment Breakfast. The event is invitation-only.

At noon, Lieberman will sign her new book, "Playbook for Success," which combines sports and business advice, at the University Village Bookstore. Another book signing is scheduled later in the day at Barnes & Noble Virginia Beach, 4485 Virginia Beach Blvd., at 7 p.m.

Also on Friday, Lieberman will be a guest on the Tony Mercurio Show at 3 p.m. on ESPN Radio 94.1 FM.

On Saturday, following the morning parade, she will attend the men's basketball Blue/White Game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, and will be a guest of ODU President John R. Broderick at the Homecoming football game against Georgia State.

Before arriving at ODU, Lieberman played in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, earning a silver medal. In her career with the Lady Monarchs, she became the first-ever two-time winner of the Wade Trophy, which recognizes the player of the year in women's college basketball.

Lieberman also won the Broderick Award as the top women's basketball player in America, and three straight Kodak All-America honors during her collegiate career, making her one of the most decorated female athletes in the United States.

After leaving ODU, Lieberman went on to a productive career as a player, coach and television analyst on ESPN.

She is also a successful author, having penned an autobiography, "Lady Magic," and an instructional book, "Basketball for Women."

This article was posted on: October 20, 2010

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