Feb. 23, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Cindy Noble Hauserman, a Lady Vol standout from 1978-81, will be honored as Tennessee's SEC Legend during the SEC Women's Basketball Championship on March 5-9 in Duluth, Ga.
Noble Hauserman, a 6-foot-5 center from Clarksburg, Ohio, averaged 15.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a three-year starter for Pat Summitt. She helped UT to three AIAW Final Fours and two runner-up finishes during her sterling career.
She started alongside current Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick on a UT squad that won the first-ever SEC Championship and the inaugural SEC Tournament Championship in 1980. Noble Hauserman was named SEC All-Tournament during that run.
During her career, she shot a UT season-record 67.9 percent from the field in 1979-80 and is second all-time for career field goal accuracy at 62.5 percent. Those marks stand No. 3 and No. 5, respectively, in the SEC record book.
A 1981 Kodak All-American as a Lady Vol, she also made the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Teams, winning gold in `84 at the Los Angeles Games with Summitt as the head coach. She later was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2000) and the Lady Vol Hall of Fame (2002).
The SEC Legends program began in 2001 with Bridgette Gordon as UT's first inductee. She was followed by Daedra Charles (2002), Michelle Marciniak (2003), Jill Rankin Schneider (2004), Tamika Catchings (2005), Kara Lawson (2006), Holly Warlick (2007), Shelia Collins (2008), Dena Head (2009), Nikki McCray (2010), Melissa McCray Dukes (2011), Chamique Holdsclaw (2012), Kyra Elzy (2013) and now Noble Hauserman.