Florida assistant coach Murriel Page to be honored among 12 "SEC Greats"
Murriel Page, the Florida women's basketball assistant coach and former Gator All-American, has been selected as one of 12 recipients of the 2011 class of SEC Greats.
This the 11th year the honor has been given to former former outstanding student-athletes from all 12 SEC schools. This year's class will be honored at the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 3-6 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Page, who played for the Gators from 1994-98, was named a 1998 first team All-American by the WBCA, Women's Basketball Journal, Women's Basketball News Service, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. She was also named first team All-SEC in 1997 and 1998.
She was a finalist in 1998 for the Naismith Player of the Year Award and the Wade Trophy. Her 12.6 rebound average per game during her senior year ranked No. 2 nationally, and she concluded her career with 1,915 points and 1,251 rebounds. Florida was 92-36 during her four-year career, won at least 21 games each of those seasons, reached the “Sweet 16” twice, the “Elite Eight” once and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament every year. She was the third overall pick in the 1998 WNBA draft and the first-ever selection by the Washington Mystics. She enjoyed a highly successful 11-year career with the league, as well as playing 12 years professionally overseas.
The 2011 class includes: Shalonda Enis, Alabama (Basketball); Delmonica DeHorney Hawkins, Arkansas (Basketball); Margaret Hoelzer, Auburn (Swimming & Diving); Muriel Page, Florida (Basketball); Tracy Henderson, Georgia (Basketball); Rachel Komisarz, Kentucky (Swimming & Diving); Jenny Lidback, LSU (Golf); Jackie Martin, Ole Miss (Basketball); Tiffany McWilliams-Dudley, Mississippi State (Track & Field); Kim Pietro, South Carolina (Softball); Melissa McCray Duke, Tennessee (Basketball); Candice Storey Lee, Vanderbilt (Basketball).