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WENDY LARRY TO BE HONORED AS HAMPTON ROADS' OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Old Dominion University head women's basketball coach Wendy Larry has been named the recipient of the Hampton Roads Outstanding Professional Woman of the Year award. She will be recognized at the annual Outstanding Professional Women Awards banquet at the Virginia Beach Pavilion Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19.

The award, which was started in 1982, has recognized some of the most prominent professional women in the area. Past winners include Virginia Symphony conductor Jo Ann Faletta, Virginia Beach mayor Meyera Obendorf, Operation Smile director Kathleen Magee, Lillian Vernon, and author V.C. Andrews. The first recipient was Eastern Virginia Medical School's Dr. Georgeanna Seegar-Jones.

Larry completed her 13th season of coaching at Old Dominion University. During that time, she has compiled an impressive 309-100 ledger. Her 16-year head coaching career has produced a record of 358-131. She has led the Lady Monarchs to a national record nine Colonial Athletic Association conference championships and has been the league's Coach of the Year five different times.

As a head coach, Larry has been named Coach of the Year by three separate conferences. She was named the 1997 National Coach of the Year by Sporting News, RCA, and the U.S. Basketball Writers' Association for leading Old Dominion to a 34-2 record and an appearance in the NCAA National Championship game.

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased by calling 490-8340.

This article was posted on: May 17, 2000

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