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WSU women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge first women’s sports jersey retired at Texas

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Washington State women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge goes through plays with her team at practice session Oct. 20, 2018, in Pullman. (Luke Hollister / SR)
Washington State women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge goes through plays with her team at practice session Oct. 20, 2018, in Pullman. (Luke Hollister / SR)
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas will retire the No. 33 jersey of women’s basketball player Kamie Ethridge, the first time the school has so honored a female athlete.

Ethridge was named Washington State’s head coach in April 2018.

The university announced Wednesday that her jersey will be retired at halftime of Saturday night’s football game between No. 6 LSU and No. 9 Texas.

Ethridge was the national player of the year in leading Texas to the 1986 NCAA championship. The Longhorns were the first undefeated women’s champions in NCAA history at 34-0. She remains the school’s career assists leader with 776.

Ethridge won an Olympic gold medal with United States at the 1988 Seoul Games. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

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