June 7, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
Former Louisville All-American Angel McCoughtry will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday evening. McCoughtry joins Rick Robey, Bobby Watson, Lee Corso, Homer Rice, Hugh Durham, Seth Hancock and Churchill Downs in the 2012 class.
McCoughtry was recently named a member of the 2012 USA Basketball Olympic team. She helped USA Basketball to gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational and the 2007 Pan American Games. McCoughtry was the team's second leading scorer off the bench on the World Championship Team that posted a 9-0 record to capture the gold medal and qualify the U.S. for the 2012 Olympics.
McCoughtry, a 6-1 forward, has led the Dream to back-to-back Eastern Conference championships. She earned 2011 All-WNBA and WNBA All-Defensive first team honors and was also a 2011 WNBA All-Star selection in her third year as a pro. McCoughtry finished second in the league in scoring last season, averaging 21.6 points per game. The No. 1 draft pick in 2009, McCoughtry was the WNBA Rookie of the Year in her first season with the Dream.
McCoughtry also plays in the Euroleague Fenerbache S.K. in Turkey. She finished the 2012 season ranked in the Top 10 of eight categories in the Euroleague.
She finished her career with the Cardinals as the all-time leader in many categories, including all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 2,779 points and 1,261 rebounds. She finished her four-year career averaging 20 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. In her final season with the Cardinals, McCoughtry averaged 23.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. She was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-BIG EAST selection for the third consecutive season. McCoughtry also was named a WBCA/State Farm All-American for the third straight year, becoming Louisville's first three time All-American. She was named a first team All-American by the Associated Press, USBWA, ESPN.com, and CBSSportsline.com. She led the BIG EAST Conference in scoring, rebounding and steals for the three straight years. She led the nation in steals this season with 4.3 per game.