Women's Hoops Blog

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Sonja Hogg enters the WBHOF:
When Sonja Hogg was named Louisiana Tech’s women’s basketball coach, she quickly began burning up the miles on recruiting trips in her 1974 Oldsmobile Tornado.

After she wore out the transmission in that car, she bought a 1977 Tornado. When that car bit the dust, she upgraded to one that really knocked recruits off their feet — a 1980 Cadillac.

On Saturday, Hogg will take another ride. All the way into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

One of the pioneers of women’s college basketball in the 1970s, Hogg will be among six people inducted in the 2009 class in Knoxville, Tenn. She hasn’t coached since ending a six-year run at Baylor in 2000, but her importance in the development of women’s basketball will never be forgotten.