Dunn named to Georgia Southern Hall of Fame

Oct. 2, 2006


Statesboro Herald Article

Jacksonville University head coach Jill Dunn will be inducted into the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame after starring for four years with the Lady Eagles' basketball program, it was announced by the Georgia Southern University Athletics Department on Sept. 25.

The six person class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Gene Bishop Field House. In addition, the 2006 Class will be recognized during halftime activities of the Georgia Southern-Wofford football game at Paulson Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4.

A shooting guard with GSU from 1989-93, Dunn earned four letters and played a key role in a pair of Lady Eagle conference championships (Trans America Athletic - 1990; Southern - 1993) and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1993. During the 1993 season, she earned second team all-SoCon, SoCon all- tournament honors and was the squad's high scorer with 11 points in the NCAA tourney opener at Alabama en route to GSU's Woman of the Year accolades.

"This is a tremendous honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame with such an elite group of individuals," said Dunn. "I want to thank my past coaches and teammates for making this possible. I sincerely appreciate all of the support that I have gotten from GSU and I hope that I can give my student-athletes the same as I pursue my coaching career."

Currently the Eagles' record- holder for career three-point field goal percentage (37.3%, 120-322), Dunn ranks fifth on the season (47) and sixth on the career GSU three-pointers made list. She also finished with the Lady Eagles' fourth, seventh and 10th-best season three-point percentages (38.6 - 1991; 37.0 - 1992; 35.6 - 1993) and stands fourth all-time in assists (318) and eighth in career steals (164).

In her third second season with JU, Dunn led the Dolphins to only their second Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament bid (2000-01) despite fielding only nine healthy players (including six underclassmen) during the season. The squad also reached the 10-win plateau for only the second time in school history (1999-present).

The Dolphins will open the 2006- 07 season with an exhibition contest at Swisher Gymnasium against Flagler on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.