Inducted in 2004
Sharon Versyp
Born on December 3, 1965 in South Bend, Indiana

Sharon Versyp, Coach of the University of Maine Women's basketball team, which qualified for the NCAA tournament when they defeated Boston University for the America East championship. Maine, seeded 13th with a 25-6 record, played fourth-seeded Texas Tech (24-7) in the first round of the Mideast Regional in Missoula, Montana and lost 60-50. It was Maine's first appearance in the NCAAs with Versyp as coach. She guided UMaine to the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Sharon was the 2003 America East Coach of the Year. She led UMaine to Back-to-Back America East Regular Season Championships in 2202-'03 and 2003-'04. She led UMaine to a perfect 16-0 in AE games in 2002-'03, only the 4th time in league history that has been done and followed that up with a 17-1 mark in 2003-'04! The combined mark of 33-1 is the 4th best mark in the entire country for any school in their respective league. She guided UMaine to a 25-0 overall record in 2002-'03, second-best single season win total in program history and followed that with a 25-7 mark in 2003-'04, marking the first time in school history that the team has recorded back-to-back 25-win seasons. In 2002-03 she led UMaine to a school record 21 game winning streak, the nation's 4th longest. In 2003-04 she led UMaine on a 15 game winning streak. She has logged a 51-17 conference record. She was AE Rookie of the Year 2002 - Monica Peterson's Coach, as well coach of Player of the Year 2003-'04 - Heather Ernest, and Defensive Player of the Year 2003 - Kim Corbitt. Under Versyp's tutelage, the Black Bears have received All-America East recognition 11 times in four seasons. With Versyp in place the Black Bears have received AE weekly honors recognition 25 times in 4 seasons.

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