Kamie Ethridge 1st women's sports jersey retired at Texas

The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women's basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete.

The university announced Wednesday that her jersey will be retired at halftime of Saturday night's football game between No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Texas.

Ethridge was the national player of the year in leading Texas to the 1986 NCAA championship. The Longhorns were the first undefeated women's champions in NCAA history at 34-0. She remains the school's career assists leader with 776.

Ethridge won an Olympic gold medal with United States at the 1988 Seoul Games. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. She is currently the head coach at Washington State.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

What to Read Next