The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) Board of Directors is introducing a new timeline for the selection to the WBHOF, one of the most prestigious honors in basketball. The WBHOF Board of Directors chartered a new direction and timeline to elevate exposure, increase media interest in the Hall and the future incoming classes, and add transparency and excitement to this well-deserved honor. This timeline will provide opportunities to showcase each class with a greater level of recognition. The timeline for the Class of 2017 follows:
- Jan 16, 2017: Announce 12 finalists for the Class of 2017: This is the first time the WBHOF Board of Directors will announce finalists prior to selection of the six-member class. Press release will come from the WBHOF. ESPN will deliver the news on air.
- Feb 13, 2017: Announce the six-member Class of 2017: Press release will come from the WBHOF. ESPN will deliver the news on the air on Feb 12 or Feb 13.
- April, 2017: Introduce Class of 2017 at Women's Final Four in Dallas: The Class of 2017 will be introduced at a date to be determined at the 2017 Women's Final Four in Dallas. Media opportunity to interview the Class of 2017 at the Women's Final Four will be provided. Press release will come from the WBHOF. After the Women's Final Four and prior to Induction on June 10, 2017, Josh Sullivan, Director of Basketball Operations, will be the primary contact for the WBHOF and assist your efforts to coordinate interviews with the Class of 2017.
- June 10, 2017: Induction of Class of 2017: The Class of 2017 will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on June 10, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. More information will be available regarding tickets and sponsorship opportunities at a later date.
Please direct media inquiries about the selection timeline to Josh Sullivan. The mission of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame is to "honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future" of women's basketball.