Oct. 8, 2008
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - While most athletes have to wait until their playing career is over to be recognized at a hall of fame, Auburn senior DeWanna Bonner gets to realized that honor a little early as he jersey was unveiled recently at the ring of Honor display at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. The honorable mention All-American receives the honor following her play during the 2007-08 season.
"The Ring of Honor is an exhibit at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame where we honor the nation's top players at every level," said Karen Tucker, Director of Basketball Relations for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. "To have your jersey on display at the Hall of Fame is a huge privilege and we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these young athletes."
Bonner was an honorable mention All-American and First Team All-SEC following the 2007-08 season. She led the team in points (18.4) and rebounds (10.0) for the third straight year, while ranking second in the SEC in both categories behind Candace Parker (21.3 ppg) and Sylvia Fowles (10.3 rpg) last season.
Currently, the Ring of Honor consists of more than 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda at the Hall of Fame. The display includes jerseys of the top high school and college players from the 2007-08 season and the 2007 WNBA All-Stars. The Ring of Honor displays jerseys from some of the best players in the world, including Wooden Award winner Candace Parker and ANBA All-stars Tameka Catchings, Swin Cash and Diana Taurasi.
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, opened in 1999, is the only facility of its kind, dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. For more information, visit the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Website at www.wbhof.com.
The Auburn women's basketball team is coming off a 20-12 campaign as well as their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004. Auburn returns eight letterwinners and four starters from last season's squad and is set to open its season with an exhibition game against Anderson University at 2 p.m., Nov. 9 in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The regular season is slated to open on the road at Alabama A&M on Nov. 14, with the home opener against Temple following on Nov. 17.
Season tickets went on sale on Oct. 1. Individual packages are $50, while the family plan, which includes four tickets, is $150. Regular season-single game tickets are $5 and Auburn students are allowed in for free. Groups of 20 or more can purchase in advance for a discounted price of $2 per ticket. All exhibition games are free to the public.
For more information, please call the Athletic Department ticket office at 1-800-AUB-1957 or visit www.auburntigers.com.