Ivy League Announces Distinguished 2018 Class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball

Ivy League Announces Distinguished 2018 Class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League is pleased to announce the second-annual 16-member class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball. These Legends contributed significantly to—and left a lasting impact on—their respective basketball programs, universities and chosen professions.

This year's class includes six Ivy League Rookies of the Year, seven Ivy League Players of the Year and thirteen 1,000-point scorers. It also features the winningest coach of any Dartmouth women's program, a two-time Sports Business Journal award-winner, the co-founder of office supply chain superstore Staples and the co-owner of the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) Seattle Storm.

Each member of the Ancient Eight is represented by one male and one female honoree, as selected by their university athletic department.

"This Legends of Ivy League Basketball class exemplifies the impact of the Ivy League model and the path to lifelong success the experience enables," said Executive Director Robin Harris. "We look forward to recognizing and celebrating this group's extraordinary achievements, both on and off the court, at the Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments in March."

Four legends will be formally honored during each semifinal game at the 2018 Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments on Saturday, March 10, at The Palestra in Philadelphia. A variety of ticket offerings—including multi-session passes ranging from $30 - $295 and single-session tickets ranging from $20 - $160—are on sale online at IvyMadness.com/Tickets or by calling the Ivy League Box Office at (215) 703-3231.

Biographical information on each honoree is linked below. Authentic Ivy pieces, featuring the Legends of Ivy League Basketball in their own words, will be published on IvyLeague.com throughout the 2018 conference season and included in the Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments program.

To read about the inaugural class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball, honored at the 2017 Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, click here.

LEGENDS OF IVY LEAGUE BASKETBALL 

Brown
- Donna Yaffe, Student-Athlete (1981-85)
- Mike Cingiser, Student-Athlete (1959-62) & Coach (1981-1991) 

Columbia
- Ellen Bossert, Student-Athlete (1984-86)
- Alton Byrd, Student-Athlete (1976-79) 

Cornell
- Rhonda Anderson, Student-Athlete (1979-83)
- Ryan Wittman, Student-Athlete (2006-10) 

Dartmouth
- Chris Wielgus, Coach (1976-84 & 1993-2013)
- Jim Barton, Student-Athlete (1985-89) 

Harvard
- Jessica Gelman, Student-Athlete (1993-97)
- Tom Stemberg, Student (1967-71) & Founder of Friends of Harvard Basketball (1974) 

Penn
- Alyssa Baron, Student-Athlete (2010-14)
- Keven McDonald, Student-Athlete (1975-78) 

Princeton
- Margaret Meier, Student-Athlete (1974-78)
- Craig Robinson, Student-Athlete (1979-83) 

Yale
- Lisa Brummel, Student-Athlete (1977-81)
- Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., Student-Athlete (1980-84)