Every day this week, one of the seven members of the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2009 will be celebrated. The Hall of Fame induction is Friday outside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center. The 6 p.m. ceremony is open to the public. Today's celebrant is womens basketball player Robin Threatt.
Former Wisconsin guard Robin Threatt was one of two Badgers players to be the first to participate in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). Threatt, a 1993 graduate of Wisconsin, earned a spot with the Seattle Storm in 2000 and played one season.
A 5-7 shooting guard, Threatt led the Badger team to its then-second best finish in program history in 1992, with a 20-9 record and first-ever NCAA bid. She was only the second Badger to earn first team all-Big Ten honors (in 1992 and 1993) and was the runner-up in balloting for Big Ten Player of the Year honors in 1992. She averaged 19.8 points per game her senior year and was the first basketball athlete to be named a Kodak District All-Region team and earn all-America Honorable Mention honors in 1992. She was also one of 56 athletes and the only UW womens basketball player to ever be invited to the U.S. Olympic Tryouts (in 1992).
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native became Wisconsins all-time leading scorer collecting 1,901 points replacing the 10-year old mark by Theresa Huff. She now ranks fourth in career scoring and her career average of 16.7 points per game ranks third. She scored in double figures in 80 of 96 games (.851 percent) and scored 20-or-more points 34 times. She also ranks fourth in career steals with 283.
Although many of her scoring records were supplanted by others, Threatt remains a fabulous fixture in Wisconsin womens basketball lore. She could shoot the 3, drive, make steals, play defense and touch the rim. Return to 1993 and see her All-America nomination video to the tune of Rockin Robin. http://www.uwbadgers.com/video/default.aspxmid=159
Ranks fourth in UW scoring with 1,901 points; broke Theresa Huffs (Hall of Fame 1998) 10-year old scoring record when she assumed the top scoring honors in1993. Barb Franke (Hall of Fame 2005) broke Threatts record two years later.
- Ranks sixth in double figure scoring (96) including 37 straight games (ranks third)
- Member of UW's first NCAA qualifying team in 1992 (lost in first round and finished 20-9).
- Three-time team MVP from 1990-93
- Only UW player (and one of just 56 players) ever invited to the US Olympic tryouts (1992)
- First-team All-Big Ten honors in 1992 and 1993
- Runner-up for Big Ten Player of Year in 1992
- Earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 1991
- WBCA/Kodak All-District IV first team in 1992; Kodak honorable mention All-American
- One of only four UW players to earn 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 240 assists and 200 steals
- Ranks fourth in career scoring with 1,901 points; career average of 16.70 points per game ranks third
- Third in field goals made (757) and field goals attempted (1609)
- 15th in field goal percentage (.470)
- Seventh in 3-point field goals made (144) and sixth in 3 pt goals attempted (410)
- Eighth in 3-point percentage (.351)
- Fourth in steals (283) and career average steals (2.48)
- Tied for 15th in games played (114)
- Also ranks 21st in rebounds (514): 11th in free throws made (241) and free throws attempted (337); and 16th in assists (248)
Threatt-Elliott graduated from the UW in 1993 and completed her masters degree from the UW in 1995. She currently lives in Indianapolis where she and her husband Mike have three children.
The other members of the class of 2009 include Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne (1996-99); NFL lineman Joe Panos (1991-93); All-American runner Claire Eichner (1988-92); and in the heritage category, baseball player Thornton Kipper (1946-50). Coach/administrator Bill Reddan (first soccer coach 1977-81 and club coach 13 years) and Mendota Gridiron Executive Director Wayne Esser in the special category are also to be inducted.
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