June 9, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Ole Miss added its third member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) Saturday, as Peggie Gillom-Granderson was part of the six-member Hall of Fame class for 2013.
In addition to Gillom, the other members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class were Gary Blair (coach); Jim Foster (coach); Jen Rizzotti (player); Annette Smith-Knight (player) and Sue Wicks (player).
Gillom became the second person in her family to enter the Hall of Fame. Her sister Jennifer, who also starred for the Rebels, was inducted in 2009. Jennifer Gillom now works as an assistant coach with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, who had a game Friday night, but she made it to Knoxville in time for her sister’s induction.
“She got up so early to be here and her flight was canceled,” Peggie said. “I didn’t think she was going to make it, but thank God, she made it.”
A four-year starting forward at Ole Miss and two-time All-American, Peggie Gillom is the Rebels' all-time leading scorer (2,486 points) and rebounder (1,271). She is one of two players at Ole Miss to ever score more than 2,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds.
Gillom was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996, into the Mississippi Sport Hall of Fame in 1997 and was a finalist for the 1980 Wade Trophy. In addition, Gillom served as an assistant/associate coach at Ole Miss for over 20 years and won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games as an assistant coach with Team USA.
Along with the Gillom sisters, former Rebel coach Van Chancellor was inducted into the WBHOF in 2001.
From staff and wire reports.