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Texas will honor ex-coach Conradt

The University of Texas will honor former women’s coach Jody Conradt (pictured right) with a 7-foot bronze statue inside the Longhorns’ basketball arena. Conradt coached Texas from 1976 to 2007 and finished with a career record 900-307. Her 1985-86 team (34-0), featuring Andrea Lloyd-Curry of Moscow (Idaho) High, was the sport’s first undefeated national champion, and she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. Texas officials said the statue will be dedicated in a private ceremony on Friday. Former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt is expected to attend the dedication, which will include a video message from former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and recognition of the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

Associated Press

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