Nissen gets her time in spotlight
June 10, 2012
There's a picture of Old Dominion women's basketball that you've likely seen; it shows three of the school's legendary players. Nancy Lieberman is in front. Behind her, almost a whole head taller, is Anne Donovan. These are two Hall of Famers that most folks who follow women's hoops know, even if they never actually got to see them play.
I first saw that picture in the early 1990s when I moved to Virginia and started going to ODU women's games. It hung in the old ODU Fieldhouse. Over the years, I had seen the photo so many times that I really thought I knew it by heart, if you will. I could see in my mind the exact expressions on the faces of Lieberman and Donovan, whom I've spoken to countless times for stories.
And then, earlier this year, it hit me: What about that third woman, the one behind Donovan?
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