NORFOLK, VA. - Jan Trombly
, a standout on the 1978-79 national championship basketball team, was one of five distinguished graduates inducted the Old Dominion University Hall of Fame last week.
The induction class features four U.S. national team participants, two Olympians and a two-time NCAA Tennis qualifier.The 2003 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Athletic Honors banquet were held on April 29 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center
This year's class includes Jan Trombly
(women's basketball) from Chazy and Lo-Ellen Park High School., along with Ericka Davidheiser (lacrosse), Patrick Downey (sailing), Kelli James (field hockey), Louis Morris (tennis).
started on the 1978-79 AIAW National Championship team at Old Dominion
, and was the heart and soul of the Lady Monarchs.She
averaged 12.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in 1978-79 as the Lady Monarchs defeated Louisiana Tech
, 76-65 in the AIAW National Championship played in Greensboro, N.C.She
shot 55 percent from the field as she
scored a career-high 21 points against Kansas State and 18 against Ohio State
hauled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times that season as ODU compiled a 35-1 record.Trombly
did not play in the 1979-80 championship season due to a knee injury, but in 1980-81, she
returned and started 14 games as Old Dominion
finished third at the AIAW national championships, compiling a 28-7 record.Trombly
career with 604 career points and 438 career rebounds.She
averaged 6.1 rebounds per game for her
was selected for the final trials for the 1980 U.S. Olympic basketball team, and played for the U.S. in the 1979 Pan Am Games.Also, she
helped the U.S. win the gold at the 1979 World Championships.The Lady Monarch captain in 1980-81, Trombly was drafted in the fourth round of the WBL by Colorado.Trombly
competed in the 1984 Olympics on the U.S. team handball squad that finished fourth in the Los Angeles games.In 2000, she
was selected by the Olympic Committee
to carry the torch as it crossed America.Trombly graduated with a degree in health and physical education in 1981, and earned a master's of Science in Sports Management in 1987.She currently is the color analyst for Lady Monarch basketball games on ESPN-1310 radio as well as a certified fitness instructor and owner of her own fitness center.