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Anne Donovan ('83) Coached Seattle Storm Wins WNBA Title

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: October 13, 2004
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Oct. 13, 2004

SEATTLE, WA-- The Seattle Storm defeated Connecticut, 74-60 to win its first WNBA Championship making Old Dominion University basketball great Anne Donovan ('83) the first female coach to win the league championship.

Donovan is also the only coach in WNBA history to take two different teams to the WNBA finals. In 2001, she took Charlotte to the 2001 Finals against Los Angeles.

Back in August, Donovan served as an assistant coach with the gold medal winning U.S. Women's basketball Olympic team.

Donovan is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the ODU Sports Hall of Fame, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and the CoSIDA Academic All-American Hall of Fame. She is also a three-time Olympian as a player.

Donovan remains ODU's career scoring (2719 points), career rebounding (1976 rebounds), and career blocked shots (801). In addition, she was a three-time All-American and 1983 Naismith National Player of the Year.


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