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University of Miami head of women’s basketball Katie Meier and former Hurricane standout Vicki Plowden have been named honorees for the 2006 ACC Tournament Legends ceremony presented at the 2006 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

The group of 12 former standout players-one from each ACC school-will be honored during the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the ACC Legends’ Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, March 4, at the Greensboro Coliseum. Later that day, the legends will be introduced to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament crowd at halftime of the semifinal games.

Meier, a former Duke standout from 1986-90 now in her first season with the Hurricanes, was named a Kodak/WBCA District II All-American and a First-Team All-ACC selection following her senior campaign with the Blue Devils. Named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2003 and the Duke Hall of Honor in 2002, Meier ranks in the top five of 18 different Duke single-game, season and career records.

Plowden, a four-year letterwinner at UM from 1990-’94, was a prolific member of the 1992 and 1993 back-to-back BIG EAST Championship teams at Miami. A two-time BIG EAST First-Team selection, Plowden was named the 1992 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and went on to earn MVP honors at the 1993 BIG EAST Championship Tournament. She currently ranks among the top 10 in nine different career records at UM and is one of only four players in school history to average at least 15 points and nine rebounds per game in a career.

Included in the inaugural class are 12 former players who represent four decades of ACC Women’s Basketball competitors. Below is a complete list of this year’s legends and the accolades from their playing career.

Women’s Track & Field

University of Miami junior Tabia Charles has been selected as the ACC Indoor Track Co-Performer of the Week. She shares the honor with Florida State pole-vaulter Lacy Janson.

Charles claimed victory in the women’s championship triple jump at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. over the weekend. The jump of 13.49m (44’03.25″) is the top mark in the nation and automatically qualifies her for the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The victory is Charles’ third of the season, along with wins at the Florida Intercollegiate Open and the Penn State National Invite. Charles becomes the first Hurricane to qualify automatically for the NCAA Indoor Championships in an individual event.

The University of Miami’s women’s track team returns to action February 23-25 at the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Va.

February 17, 2006

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