She never won a NCAA or WNBA title, but Dawn Staley raised the bar at Virginia, in the ACC, nationally and internationally.
Sylvia Hatchell, the second-winningest women's coach, and Dawn Staley, who played in three Final Fours, will be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in September.
With a group of talented seniors leading the way, Tennessee played just like everyone knew they could, and now face former Lady Vols player and assistant Nikki Caldwell and her LSU squad for the SEC championship.
For many years, there were only two prominent women of color coaching major women's hoops programs. Now a growing number of African-American women, including Dawn Staley, are college head coaches.
Georgia -- not Tennessee -- went undefeated in nonconference play, but the Lady Vols look to have the edge as SEC competition got under way.
With players such as Lisa Leslie retiring, it's time to look at the upcoming generation of women's basketball players.