Orr, Crawford, Erb among ACC 'Legends'
Former stars Kira Orr of Duke, Kathy Crawford of North Carolina and Summer Erb of N.C. State are among the ninth class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends, the league announced Wednesday.
The other 2013 Legends are: Amy LaCombe, Boston College (1986-90); Peggy Caple, Clemson (1981-85); April Traylor-Percy, Florida State (1998-2002); Danielle Donehew, Georgia Tech (1996-2000); Jessie Hicks, Maryland (1989-93); Robin Harmony, Miami (1980-84); Daphne Hawkins, Virginia (1984-88); Michelle Hollister-Houseright, Virginia Tech (1994-96, 97-99); and Jennifer Mitchell Hoover, Wake Forest (1987-91).
Orr played point guard at Duke from 1993-97 and was a three-time ACC All-Tournament member finished her career with 445 assists and 204 steals. Orr was the first Duke women’s basketball player to be drafted professionally, picked by the Seattle Reign in the fourth round of the ABL draft. She currently resides in Washington, D.C., where she is an assistant principal at Bullis Middle School.
Crawford played forward from 1979-83 and ranks ninth in UNC history with 1,806 points. The Tar Heels won 79 games during her career, and the 1982-83 team earned UNC’s first NCAA tournament bid. Crawford played 12 seasons of professional basketball in five countries, and she currently a fire fighter in Cobb County, Ga., and serves as the owner and operator of KaiCei DJ and Sound Services.
Erb (1997-2000) was the center on the Wolfpack’s 1998 NCAA Final Four team and was named the ACC Player of the Year in 1999. Erb was named to the NCAA All-East Regional Team in 1998 after averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in wins over Old Dominion in the Sweet 16 and UConn in the Elite 8 in Dayton, Ohio. She was drafted by the Charlotte Sting with the 11th pick of the WNBA’s 2000 draft and played three seasons there before playing five seasons in FIBA Europe in Spain, Turkey and Italy. Erb is a behavior coach at a day treatment facility for elementary school kids and is a high school junior varsity coach in Longmont, Colo.
The Legends will be honored at the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum.