Former Gator Bridget Pettis to be honored among women's basketball SEC Greats
Former Gator basketball standout Bridget Pettis will be among 12 athletes from each SEC school who will be recognized as SEC Greats during the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held Thursday through Sunday.
Each honoree will be introduced during half-time of their team's first game of the tournament.
Pettis was an All-SEC selection in 1993, helping the Gators to a 19-10 record and their first NCAA
Upon her graduation, Pettis held all three-point school records and finished sixth on the all-time career point average leaders (15.2 ppg). Entering the first round of the 2010 SEC Tournament, Pettis' record of
eight three-pointers against Georgia on Jan. 20, 1993, is still Florida’s single-game standard.
During her two-year, 53-game career at UF, Pettis totaled 804 points, 247 rebounds, 135 assists and 107 steals. Pettis, who also played professionally in Europe for 14 years, has been as assistant coach with the Mercury since 2007, helping the team win the 2007 and 2009 WNBA Championships.