The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced their Silver Anniversary girls basketball team on Tuesday and two local players made the cut.
Snider’s Tiffany Gooden and Bellmont’s Krista Reinking will both be honored by the Hall of Fame. The Class of 1994 honored by the Hall of Fame features all twelve players of the Indiana All-Star team that year that included Reinking and Gooden, who won Miss Basketball.
Other honorees include: Misty (Smith) Albrecht, Angela (Hamblin) Blakely, Debbie (Benziger) Dudukovich, Sarah (Haynes) Gizzi, Kelly Heath, LaKiesha (Brown) Ingram, Darci (Redenbaugh) Martin, Christy Smith, Eileen Weber, Allison (Lee) White, Patty (Hutchinson) Clancy, Nikki (Lawrie) Knight, Jennifer (Sliwa) Makalusky, Shawn Manns-Collins and Stephanie (Fry) Tressler.
The team will be honored at the Annual Women’s Award Banquet on April 27, 2019 at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.
Here are the bios and information provided about the two by the Hall of Fame in their official release about the team. More information will be available at hoopshall.com.
Here are the bios and information on the pair released by the Hall of Fame:
1994 Naismith National Player of the Year, Parade Magazine National Player of the Year, 1st team Kodak All-American, USA Today All-American, Indiana Miss Basketball and Indiana All-Star. She was a three-time Parade and Street & Smith’s All-American, three-time AP 1st team all-state and two-time ICGSA 1st team all-state. Gooden graduated as 5th all-time leading scorer in IHSAA girls basketball history with 2,198 points, along with 859 career rebounds, 329 assists and 253 steals. She averaged 28.7 points and 9.0 rebounds as a senior and still holds Indiana-Kentucky All-Star game records with 31 points in one game and 55 over two games.
At the University of Iowa, Gooden was 1995 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, 1996 All-Big Ten and 1995 Big Ten All-Star team, Olympic Festival Team and two-time Academic All-Big Ten. She graduated 15th in school history with 1,024 career points and was drafted by Colorado Explosion as 18th overall pick of 1998 ABL Draft. Gooden earned bachelor’s degree with honors and graduated from University of Iowa College of Law. Since 2002, she has been an attorney, focusing on sports and entertainment and labor and employment law. Married with one son, she resides in Fishers.
1994 Indiana All-Star, AP 3rd team all-state, and ICGSA 1st team all-state. She set school records with 1,227 career points, 519 points in a season, 37 points in a game and 11 steals in a game. Reinking averaged 16.8 points and 6.7 rebounds as a senior for 20-3 sectional champions. In three years of varsity play, she was a part of teams that were 61-11, winning three sectional, two regional, three conference and three conference tournament championships. Reinking earned three-time all-sectional and three-time all-regional honors.
Reinking scored 1,215 points in 111 games at the University of Illinois, breaking the school’s career three pointer record (194 three pointers made) and graduated in the program’s top 20 in scoring, three pointers made, assists (301) and free throw percentage (.775). The Illini made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 her junior and senior seasons. Reinking worked in women’s basketball at University of Texas, University of Illinois and Oregon State University from 1999-2010. She is now employed with Centene Corporation and resides in St. Louis, Missouri.