Former Hurricane Octavia Blue Recognized by the ACC

Jan. 22, 2008


The Atlantic Coast Conference announces the fourth annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends to be honored at the 2008 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, held in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Greensboro, North Carolina, March 6-9, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Legends will be recognized during the annual ACC Legends Luncheon on Friday, March 7, as well as on the court at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 8.  The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors past players from each of the ACC’s twelve schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


A four-year starter for the Hurricanes, Octavia Blue played in 109 games during her Miami career, recording  671 made field goals in her four years.  She ranks fifth all-time in school history with 1,724 points and ninth all-time with 672 rebound.  Blue is one of only nine Miami players to have recorded 1,000 points. 


Blue was named to the Big East All-Rookie team in 1995, while being named to the All-Big East third team in 1996 and 1997, and to the All-Big East first team in 1998.  Her senior season, she averaged 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in leading her team to the NCAA Tournament. 


Blue was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks in the second round of the 1998 WNBA Draft.  She was a 2008 inductee into the University of Miami Hall of Fame, and now serves as an assistant coach for the St. ThomasUniversity women’s basketball team.