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Two Women's Basketball Players Make Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

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Both players will officially be enshrined in April.

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Per official release from Purdue:

A pair of former Purdue women’s basketball standouts were announced to the 2015 women’s induction class of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Beth (Millard) Brooke-Marciniak and MaChelle Joseph are members of an 11-person class, which will be honored at the 14th-annual women’s awards banquet on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Brooke-Marciniak was the first-ever woman to receive a basketball scholarship from Purdue, playing three seasons from 1978-to-1980. The Kokomo, Ind. native appeared in 48 games for the Boilermakers, with career-best averages of 6.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in the 1977-78 season. At Taylor High School, Brooke still holds the single-game records for points (44) and rebounds (34) and was selected as a 1977 Indiana All-Star. Currently serving as the Global Vice Chair for Public Policy at EY, Brooke-Marciniak has been named to the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list six times, has worked with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and U.S. Department of Defense, and is EY’s global sponsor for Diversity and Inclusiveness and a prominent advocate for the benefits of inclusive leadership and growth.

Playing for the Boilermakers from 1988-to-1992, Joseph remains the Boilermakers’ all-time leading scorer with 2,405 career points. A WBCA First Team All-American in 1992, Joseph still holds several Purdue records, including career assists (628), field goals made (902) and points per game (20.2). She needed just 52 games to reach 1,000 career points, and hit the 2,000-point plateau in her 101st career game. Joseph is currently the head coach at Georgia Tech University, where she is in her 12th season with the Yellow Jackets. She has the highest winning percentage in program history (.612) and is just five wins from becoming the winningest coach in program history. Before becoming the Georgia Tech head coach, Joseph had assistant coaching stints at Illinois, Purdue and Auburn.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 14th annual women’s awards banquet will include a free reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum and a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.  Reservations are available online now and tickets for the banquet will be made available in 2015.  Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or visit www.hoopshall.com for more information.