Athletics
CAROLYN PECK

Basketball

1984-1988


Carolyn Peck came to Vanderbilt from Jefferson City, Tennessee as a Parade All-American and one of the nation's top recruits. She didn't disappoint, becoming a team leader, key performer and the program's first All-America candidate. During her time the Lady Commodores won the 1984 WNIT and earned the school's first NCAA Tournament bid. By the time she graduated, Carolyn was the school's No. 6 career scorer and had helped establish Vanderbilt's program as one of the nation's elite. She chose a career in coaching and made history, leading Purdue to the NCAA championship.
  • Vanderbilt's SEC Great representative in 2011.
  • Ranks 21st in career scoring at Vanderbilt.
  • Purdue Head Coach for two seasons, winning the 1999 NCAA Championship, becoming the only African-American coach to win an NCAA Division I women's basketball title.
  • USBWA Coach of the Year 1999.
  • Served three seasons as head coach and general manager of the WNBA's Orlando Miracle.
  • Head coach at University of Florida for five years.
  • Currently a basketball analyst for ESPN.


2011 Hall of Fame Class




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