Former Vandy Star Carolyn Peck To Be Inducted Into Women’s Basketball Hall Of Fame

Carolyn Peck. Photo: Courtesy of Vanderbilt Athletics

Former Vanderbilt women’s basketball player Carolyn Peck is set to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2023. Selected for inclusion in the class as a coach, she will be honored at the organization’s annual induction ceremony on April 29 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She was named the Naismith College Coach of the Year and Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year, and was also honored as the national Coach of the Year by both the Women’s basketball Coaches Association and United States Basketball Writers Association in 1999 after leading Purdue to the NCAA Tournament championship–still the only national title in the sport for a Big Ten team.

In two seasons, Peck guided the Boilermakers to a 57-11 record overall, including a 26-6 mark in league play. She would go on to coach two seasons with the WNBA’s Orlando Miracle and at the University of Florida from 2002-07, where she helped the Gators to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

Peck scored 1,240 points and recorded 679 rebounds during her four-year career with the Commodores from 1985-88, earning induction into Vandy’s Hall of Fame in 2013. She also served on the Dores’ coaching staff as an assistant coach during the 2016-17 and ’17-18 seasons.

Steven Boero