- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2011

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (AP) - When Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw learned last July that she would be a part of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 2011 class of inductees, she knew the pressure was on for the Fighting Irish to have a good season.

McGraw jokes that she feared the honor would be taken away if her team didn’t have a good year.

Notre Dame reached the 2011 NCAA national championship game, losing to Texas A&M, and McGraw kept her place among the 2011 inductees, who are being honored this weekend at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. Other inductees include Val Ackerman, the first president of the WNBA; Olympians Ruthie Bolton and Vicky Bullett; four-time All-American Pearl Moore and former player Lometa Odom.