Buckeye legend Katie Smith inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
One of the best athletes in Ohio State history, Katie Smith, was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend.
Smith, a native of Logan, Ohio, played for the Ohio State Women's Basketball team from 1992 to 1996. During her time with the Buckeyes, Smith led the team to the Final Four, and their only NCAA title game appearance in history.
She then went on to play professional basketball for 17 years.
She's a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing), a seven-time WNBA All-Star, and two-time WNBA Champion (2006, 2008), with the Detroit Shock.
In 2013, Smith retired from professional basketball in 2013 as the all-time leading scorer in women's professional basketball history with 7,885 points and ranked second in WNBA history with 6,452 points.
After retiring, she served as an assistant coach for the New York Liberty for three years, and was named associated head coach in 2016. Then in 2018, she was named head coach of the New York Liberty.
Smith was part of a seven person class. She was inducted alongside former players Chamique Holdsclaw, Tina Thompson, and former coaches Ceal Barry, Rose Marie Battaglia, Chris Dailey, Mickie DeMoss.