The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the newly-selected Board of Director members. Lindsey Atkinson and Patricia Lowry have been selected to join the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc Board of Trustees effective immediately.
Lindsey Atkinson joined the NFHS staff in 2016 as Coordinator of Sports, assisting with the sports of girls gymnastics, track and field, cross country and volleyball with additional responsibilities in the areas of inclusion of students with disabilities and staff liaison for tennis.
In August of 2017, Atkinson was named to the administrative staff in her current position as Director of Sports and Communications Associate. Among her duties, Atkinson serves as the staff liaison, rules interpreter and editor of rules publications in the sports of basketball, girls lacrosse and volleyball, and she is a staff writer for High School Today. Atkinson also serves on the NFHS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Women’s Leadership Committees. She also maintains her role as staff liaison for tennis and inclusion of students with disabilities.
Atkinson currently serves as a member of the USA Volleyball Rules Commission, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Certifying Body, Indiana Sports Corp Youth Committee, USA Lacrosse Women’s Game Youth Rules Subcommittee, and as vice chair of the USTA High School Tennis Committee.
Atkinson spent five years as a health teacher at South Putnam High School in Greencastle, Indiana, where she was the varsity girls basketball coach, varsity volleyball coach and assistant varsity softball coach.
Prior to rejoining the NFHS staff, Atkinson spent three years as an academic advisor for both Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global) and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) while earning her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership.
A DePauw University graduate, Atkinson competed on the women’s basketball team for four years and the softball team for one year. She earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology before starting her professional career with the NFHS.
Atkinson resides in Brownsburg, Indiana, with her wife, Kate, and daughter, Zoe.
Patricia Lowry oversees the production of women’s college basketball across ESPN networks, including the NCAA tournament, and oversees men’s basketball for SEC Network and Longhorn Network.
In 2018, Lowry added the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championship to her portfolio of events. Previously, she was responsible for the production of indoor volleyball and the NCAA Volleyball National Championship.
Since 2011, Lowry has overseen the production of more than 1500 live UT Athletics events in 12 different sports as a Coordinating Producer II for the Longhorn Network.
In addition to these responsibilities, Lowry has contributed to the College Football Playoff Megacast as a director and worked on X Games Aspen and X Games Austin.
Previously, she served as coordinating producer in remote production from November 2003 until May 2011 where she was responsible for the production of NBA, WNBA, figure skating and track and field telecasts. She joined ESPN in 2002 as a producer, working primarily on college basketball, WNBA, and the X Games.
Prior to joining ESPN, Lowry served as an Executive Producer for the Portland Trail Blazers (1998-2002) and that role included producing NBA Games, Seahawks NFL games, along with WNBA games. From 1989 to 1997, she worked on the television support contract at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as Producer/Director and Vice President for StellaCom and Taft Broadcasting. In addition, she worked on a freelance basis in sports as a producer, director, technical director and videotape operator from 1987 until joining ESPN in 2002. She also worked as a freelance producer for the Discovery Channel from 1997 until 2002.
In 2016, Lowry was part of the team that won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Transmedia Sports Coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Megacast. Lowry won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Open/Tease for the World Figure Skating Championships on ESPN in 2005 and in 2006; she won a Sports Emmy Award in the same category for the NBA Finals on ABC. Lowry has won 10 Regional Emmy Awards, including a Lone Star Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for Rowing on Longhorn Network.
A Mt. Juliet, Tennessee native, Lowry graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Inc. Board of Trustees serves as the selection committee in determining which individuals will be inducted each year and which groups will be honored as “Trailblazers of the Game.” These newly-selected Board members join a team of both local and national Board members who work to fulfill the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s mission to honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future of women’s basketball.
For more information on the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame please visit www.wbhof.com.