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Tipoff Club to honor Lieberman

The Atlanta Tipoff Club will honor women’s basketball player Nancy Lieberman with its Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s College Basketball award for 2014.

Lieberman will receive the honor April 6 at the Men’s Final Four in Texas.

Lieberman won a Silver Medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and was a three-time All-American at Old Dominion winning two NCAA and one NIT championship. She helped open the WNBA as a member of the Phoenix Mercury at age 39 and at 50 played for the league’s Detroit Shock.

Previous winners of this honor include Patt Summitt, Cheryl Miller, Kay Yow and Margaret Wade.