In addition to being a well-respected coach, Semeka Randall was a very successful player
Oct. 4, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Celebrating her storied playing career at the University of Tennessee, Ohio Women's Basketball Head Coach Semeka Randall was recently inducted to the Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame.
Randall, in her fourth year at the helm of the Ohio Bobcats Women's Basketball program, was a standout guard at UT from 1997-2001. The Cleveland, Ohio, native made an immediate impact for the Lady Vols, setting a freshman record for steals (102) in only her first season. She was a regular starter on the 1997-98 team that went an undefeated 39-0 en route to an NCAA Championship. Randall was named a two-time Kodak All-American, a four-time SEC Champion and was also named to the All-SEC squad during three of her four years in the Orange and White. A prolific scorer for the Lady Vols, Randall recorded 1,915 points in her career at Tennessee. ESPN recognized her tremendous athletic accomplishments, awarding her an ESPY Award as a member of the 1990's Co-Team of the Decade.
The basketball court wasn't the only place Randall excelled, as she was a three-time member of the All-SEC Academic team. Randall graduated a semester early with a Speech Communications degree.
Coach Randall and the Ohio Bobcats will begin the 2011-12 season with a Nov. 1 exhibition against Ohio Valley in the Convocation Center.
(Images courtesy of University of Tennessee Sports Information)