Former UNC Women's Basketball star inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

After putting together an outstanding basketball career, Sylvia Crawley has been named to the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nov 30, 2011; Madison, WI, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Sylvia Crawley yells out to her
Nov 30, 2011; Madison, WI, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Sylvia Crawley yells out to her / Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

In honor of her outstanding basketball career, former UNC women's basketball star Sylvia Crawley has been inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

The native of Steubenville, Ohio, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina's Class of 1994. She earned a double major in communication and radio, television, and motion pictures.

Crawley made a name for herself on the basketball court as she blossomed into a star in Chapel Hill. Over her four collegiate seasons, Crawley made 101 starts over her 124 career appearances, as she recorded 1,158 points, 582 rebounds, 123 blocks, and 90 steals as a member of the Tar Heels.

During her senior season, Crawley was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament team and to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team. She helped guide the UNC women's basketball program toward the 1994 national championship title.

In honor of her outstanding career as a Tar Heel, Crawley's No. 00 was honored in the rafters of Carmichael Arena on February 27, 2000.

Following her time at North Carolina, Crawley went on to play professionally, and later pursued a coaching career. She returned to Chapel Hill to serve as an assistant coach for her alma mater, and later made a stop at Fordham University before being named Head Coach at Ohio University from 2006-2008. She then spent six seasons at Boston College and transitioned to a role with the Indiana Fever before returning to the University of North Carolina as an assistant from 2016-2019. 

Crawley is one of the most notable players to ever wear the Carolina Blue for the UNC women's basketball program, as her legacy in the sport of basketball is one that will last for generations to come. It's great to see that this North Carolina legend is earning very high honors from her home state for what she was able to accomplish throughout her career on the court.