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W-BASKETBALL: COLEMAN FETED

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colemanspeaking72dpi_7211.jpgFormer Eastern four-time women's basketball All-America Allison Coleman was inducted into the Connecticut Womens Basketball Hall of Fame Wednesday night during 23rd annual induction ceremonies at the Cascade Banquet Facility in Hamden.  The Jewett City native is the only player in program history with as many as 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The 5-foot-9 inch Coleman is the only four-time All-America in NCAA women's basketball history, earned  a spot on the select ten-player team each season between 2001 and 2004. With Coleman, the coleman72dpi7212.jpgWarriors won 101 of 118 games - their best four-year stretch in program history - and reached the NCAA Division III national championship game. Inducted into the "College Player" category, Coleman, shown at right with her presenter -- current head coach Denise Bierly -- became the fifth member of the program to receive induction honors. She joins former head coach Bob Miller and former players Patti Ferraro, Robin Gaby and Kathy Regan. Miller, Gaby and Regan are all members of the Eastern/E-Club Hall of Fame.