Feb. 1, 2013
Summer Erb, Center, Lakewood, Ohio (1997-2000)
2013 Legends Class | Summer Erb Legends Profile
RALEIGH, N.C. - The center on NC State's 1998 NCAA Final Four team, Summer Erb has been selected as the Wolfpack's 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketbal Legend.
Erb, one of the most dominating post players in the history of ACC women's basketball, is the only player in her Legends class to have played in the Final Four. The 1999 ACC Player of the Year averaged a league-leading 21.5 points and 9.9 rebounds a game while shooting just shy of 60-percent from the field.
A first team All-ACC selection her final two seasons with the Pack, she earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors as both a junior and senior at NC State. Erb finished her career with 1,221 points (22nd in program history) and 611 rebounds in three seasons in Raleigh. She also ranks fifth at NC State with a 56.3 percent career shooting percentage, eighth in free throw percentage (72.9), ninth in scoring average (14.7 ppg), 10th in double-doubles (20) and 10th in rebounds per game (7.4).
Erb was dominant in the run to the Final Four in 1998 and was named to the NCAA All-East Regional Team after averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in wins over Old Dominion in the Sweet 16 and Connecticut in the Elite 8 in Dayton, Ohio.
A Naismith Player of the Year and preseason All-American candidate entering her senior season, Erb averaged 15.8 points and 8.4 rebounds in leading the Wolfpack to a program best 14-0 start to the season.
Erb was drafted by the Charlotte Sting with the 11th pick in the first round of the WNBA's 2000 draft, and would go on to play three seasons with the Sting that encompassed 78 career games. She would also go on to play five seasons in FIBA Europe in Spain, Turkey and Italy.
A sports management major at NC State, Erb now works as a behavior coach at a day treatment facility for elementary school kids and is a high school junior varsity coach.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Brunch on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game later that day. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 12 schools who have contributed to the league's rich tradition.
Tickets to the Legends Brunch are priced at $35 each and can be obtained by calling 1-336-369-4671. Quantities are limited.