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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Former GHS star Lindhe to be inducted in WCC HoF

 

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JUMP BALL: Goldendale's Brittany Lindhe awaits the opening tip during a game in 1993.

Former Goldendale High School girls basketball standout Brittany Lindhe, who continued her hoops dominance into college at the University of San Francisco, will be cemented among the West Coast Conferences greatest players later this week when she's inducted into the conference Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lindhe joins nine other WCC entrants, most notably legendary Gonzaga and Utah Jazz point guard John Stockton, who will be inducted into the HoF on Saturday at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.

"I am thrilled to be selected to represent the University of San Francisco and join the WCC Hall of Honor this spring," Lindhe said in a USF press release. "My success was the result of the tireless support of my coaches and a group of exceptional teammates committed to excellence. Together we achieved milestones for women's basketball that helped bring the WCC into the national spotlight. Thank you USF and the WCC for helping to make it all possible and thank you for this honor."

After graduating from Goldendale High School in 1994, Lindhe made an immediate impact on the Dons' program. She was named the WCC's Freshman of the Year and helped USF win the WCC Championship while the team also reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

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THROWBACK: Brittany Lindhe in action in 1993.

The next two years were no different. Lindhe dominated and so did the Dons, who won two more WCC Championships and reached two more NCAA Tournaments in 1996 and 97. In her sophomore year, Lindhe and San Francisco knocked off Florida and Duke in the NCAA Tournament in an improbable run to the Sweet 16. In her junior year, Lindhe earned honorable mention All-American honors.

She was forced to sit out the entire 1997-98 season with an injury, but returned the next season and once again earned first team all-conference honors, becoming the first female in conference history to earn first team all-conference honors four times. She finished her collegiate career as USFs second all-time leading scorer with 1,619 points and as the eighth highest rebounder.

She also was a two-time WCC Academic All-Academic selection and was named the conference's Scholar of the Year in 1999.

She later spent two years as an assistant coach for the USF women and is just one of two women's basketball players in school history to have her number retired.

 

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