|Title:||Class of 1997|
Jody Normandin, you are one of the legends of women's basketball at WPI. Your numbers tell most of the story. You scored more points during your career (1,716) than any woman before or since your years at WPI, and you averaged a remarkable 16.3 points per game. You scored in double figured during 84 games, at least 20 points in 32 games, and at least 30 points in 6 games-achievements that have never been equaled.
You are the career leader in field goal attempts (1,579), three-point field goals made (147) and attempted (349), free throws made (325) and free throw percentage (.765). You rank in the top five, all time, in steals, assists, free throws attempted, field goals made, scoring average and games played.
These numbers capture your skill and talent. Your dedication to your team is reflected in the fact that you started each of the 105 games in which you played, the only woman to accomplish such a feat. Your performance on the court caught the attention of the ECAC, which twice named you to its New England All-Star Second Team.
"Jody was a tenacious player who could maintain the same intensity level for 40 minutes," says former coach Naomi Graves. "She could handle the ball and shoot, which made her a defender's nightmare. The truest test of a champion is how she handles adversity. We saw Jody's real character when, through her tremendous leadership, she carried is as we struggled to a 5-25 season."
Jody Normadin, in recognition of the glory and leadership you brought to women's basketball at WPI, it is indeed an honor to welcome you to the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.