Eastern alumna Allison Coleman (Jewett City) has been selected as one of only two women's basketball players tabbed as inaugural inductees into the Little East Conference Hall of Fame. The 11-member inaugural class is composed of five athletic administrators, four former student-athletes and two coaches. The inductees will be honored during a ceremony at the Providence Marriott Hotel on Oct. 27.
"We are extremely excited to have Allison represent Eastern Connecticut in the inaugural class of the Little East Conference Hall of Fame," said Director of Athletics Jeff Konin. "Allison was an outstanding basketball player at Eastern, and is an even better individual. She reflects all of the positive attributes we strive to instill in our student athletes."
Coleman was the most decorated women's basketball player in NCAA Division III history when she graduated and became the first four-time Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III All-America. The 2004 State Farm/WBCA National Player of the Year led Eastern to a 101-17 record (.856 winning percentage) and four postseason appearances. Coleman was the catalyst for the Warrior squad that reached the 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship Game.
The only four-time Little East Player of the Year in conference history guided Eastern Connecticut to a share of two regular-season conference championships. Coleman is the only student-athlete in program history to record 1,000 career points (1,991) and rebounds (1,134). She is also the program leader in assists (579), and steals (369). Named to the LEC women's basketball 25th Anniversary Team last year, Coleman was previously inducted into the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in April of 2010 as the fifth Eastern individual to gain that honor in the 23 years of its existence.