WBB Great Robin Harmony Named an ACC Legend
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its ninth annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends on Wednesday and Miami great Robin Harmony will be among the honorees. The Legends Class of 2013 will be honored at the 2013 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
One of the greatest players in Hurricane history, Harmony was inducted into the Miami Sports Hall of Fame on April 14, 1997. Her collegiate career still ranks among the program's all-time best, as she is listed among the top 10 in games played, games started, field goals made, field goals attempted, assists and steals.
The Hershey, Pa., native was the first player in Miami women's basketball history to record 1,000 points, 750 rebounds, 400 assists and 300 steals during her career. One of the longer standing records in the history of Miami women's basketball is most assists in a single game, which was established by Harmony during her junior season when she had 14 against cross-town FIU on Dec. 4, 1982.
In her four years as a player, Miami went 76-50, including a 24-15 record her freshman year. The 24 overall wins set a program single season record, which stood until 1989-90 when Miami went 25-6 with Harmony as an assistant coach.
In 1984, Harmony received her B.S. in Education and Recreation and then traveled abroad to England as a player/coach for the Avon Cosmetics Basketball Club. Avon would go on to win the league championship with Harmony as the Most Valuable Player. Harmony spent 20 years on the Miami coaching staff and was named the first ever head coach of St. Thomas University's women's basketball team, where she has since guided the program to four 20-win seasons and three conference titles.
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.