Former WBB Great Linda Page Earns Spot in Philadelphia Sports HOF
Sept. 20, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – Former NC State women’s basketball great Linda Page is going to be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 7, the organization announced this week. Page will be joined by 16 other notable sports figures from the Philadelphia area in this ceremony, which is the 10th in the organization’s history.
Joining Page in the 10th Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame are notable greats Eddie George (football), Geno Auriemma (basketball), and John LeClair (hockey).
Page was an incredible player for the NC State women’s basketball team from 1982-85. She is one of just four players in the history of the program to crack the 2,000-point barrier and is the Wolfpack’s second all-team leading scorer with 2,307 points. She ranks third all-time in scoring average (18.8 points per game), second in field goals made (942), first in free throws made (407), first in career free-throw percentage (.853), and 14th in career rebounds (640).
Named a Women’s Sports Federation All-American in 1983, Page also earned AA honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (1983) and Street & Smith (1984). She was a two-time ACC first team honoree and was named the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1983. She averaged 21.1 points and 7.6 rebounds during her senior season en route to helping lead NC State to the 1985 ACC Championship.
Page was a star from a young age, once scoring 100 points in a high school basketball game. On Friday, Feb. 13, 1981, the 5-7 guard known as “Hawkeye” hit the century mark in Dobbins Tech’s 131-38 victory over Mastbaum.
In October of 2011, Page passed away at the age of 48.