January 7, 2008

Skinner Spencer Named As Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame Inductee

Indianapolis, Ind. - Former Butler women's basketball player Liz Skinner Spencer has been named as a 2008 inductee to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. The hall made the announcement on Monday (Jan. 7) morning.

Skinner Spencer, who played with the Bulldogs from 1979-82, reigns as the school's all-time steals leader with 419. She also holds three of the top four single-season pick totals and set the single-game thefts record of 11 on two occasions.

A 1998 Butler Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the school's Women's Basketball Team of the Sesquicentennial, Skinner Spencer was named to the Indiana AIAW All-State First Team following the 1981-82 season after averaging 8.8 points per game and leading the squad with 105 steals.

She finished her three-year career with 348 assists, the seventh-highest total in school history, and scored 1,224 points for the ninth-best mark all-time. Additionally, her lifetime averages of 3.6 assists per game (sixth) and 12.6 points per game (seventh) rank among the best in the Butler record books.

The 2008 class will be enshrined during a dinner on April 26 at Primo's Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.