A trio of Terps will be inducted with the DC Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017. Juan Dixon, Brenda Frese and Tom McMillen will join nine total inductees in a special ceremony at Nationals Park on July 9.
Other members of the 2017 Hall of Fame class include five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, broadcaster and former Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser, and retired sportscaster Glenn Harris.
Dixon secured his place in DMV sports lore when he helped lead Maryland basketball to the only title in school history in 2002. He’s also the all-time leading scorer in program history, with 2,269 career points. Dixon then spent nine years in the NBA, including getting drafted by and ending his career with the hometown Washington Wizards. Dixon came back to Maryland as a special assistant to Mark Turgeon from 2014-16, before taking over as head coach for University of D.C. women’s basketball.
Frese has more than earned her place on this list. Over the past 15 seasons, she’s led the women’s basketball program to a 403-111 record. Frese coached the team to the program’s only title in 2006 and three Final Fours. In addition, 13 of her players have been selected in the WNBA Draft, with Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough both projected to go in the first round of Thursday’s 2017 draft. Frese has also been named coach of the year in the Mid-American Conference, the Atlantic Coastal Conference, and the Big Ten. She was the AP Coach of the Year in 2002 at Minnesota.
In McMillen’s case, he’s a Maryland grad that played in the NBA for 11 seasons, including ending his career with the then-Washington Bullets. McMillen was also a part of the 1972 Olympic team and currently is in charge of the Division 1A Athletic Director’s Association.
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Everyone try to come out to my commitment ceremony on Wednesday April 12th. It will be held at Bishop Sullivan at 2:30— Tyler Damon DeSue (@DeSueTd3) April 11, 2017
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