On Saturday, Jan.31, Tennessee State athletics will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Ohio Valley Conference Championship Team.
Former Lady Tiger players, coaches and managers will return to the Gentry Center to be recognized for their accomplishments following the conclusion of the TSU vs. Jacksonville State women’s basketball game.
The 1994-95 Lady Tiger basketball team posted an overall record of 22-7 with an OVC mark of 12-4 on the way to the program’s second consecutive title. In addition to the OVC Tournament Championship, the Lady Tigers were the OVC regular season champs and earned an NCAA Tournament Berth.
In addition to the team accomplishments, the Lady Tigers also boasted many individual accolades.
The squad was led by All-OVC First team selection and TSU’s all-time leading scorer Connie Swift. Swift is a two-time OVC Tournament MVP and a member of the TSU Hall of Fame. Standout Carolyn Aldridge, TSU’s second all-time scoring leader, also garnered OVC First-Team honors for the Lady Tigers in 1995.
Kim Graves (1992-96) held the record for most career assists fourteen consecutive years until her mark of 502 was passed by LaDona Pierce (505) in 2010. She is now second on the list while ranking sixth in career steals.
Tip-off for the TSU vs. Jacksonville State women’s basketball game is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.