Former UConn star Rebecca Lobo a finalist for Naismith Hall of Fame
Lobo was the national player of the year as a senior when she led the Huskies to their first undefeated season culminating with a victory in the 1995 national championship game.
When she graduated she ranked second in program history with 2,133 points (she is currently ninth) and was the career leader in rebounds and blocked shots. Lobo was also named the NCAA Woman of the Year and was the first of three Huskies to earn Academic All-American of the Year honors.
A member of the gold-medal winning 1996 Olympic team, Lobo's professional career was cut short due to injury but she has been a visible part of the game as an announcer for ESPN.
Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, whose Fighting Irish teams are responsible for seven of the last 11 losses suffered by UConn, is also a finalist as is Baylor coach Kim Mulkey along with the 1950s Wayland Baptist team which owns the women's basketball record with a 131-game winning streak.