Livin' in the HOF

CFISD’s Sharon Farrah honored by Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Associate Athletic Director Sharon Farrah was a WBL first-round pick in 1979 Vype

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The Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL) only lasted three years, but as the first league, it helped open the doors for others, including the 22-year-old Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and left a lasting legacy that reaches all across the country.

That reach includes Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and its athletic office. And now even has an enshrined home.

Associate Athletic Director Sharon Farrah was a WBL first-round pick in 1979 following her playing days at the University of Missouri and played in the league’s final two seasons.

The entire league – the first professional women’s basketball league in the United States – was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as the ninth team or organization to be recognized as “Trailblazers of the Game.” The induction ceremony was held June 9 at the hall’s home in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to the WBL going into the hall of fame, the Class of 2018 included Tina Thompson, a two-time Olympian who led the Houston Comets to four consecutive WNBA titles, and Katie Smith, the sport’s all-time leading scorer in the United States.

 

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