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The New Haven Register sports department is celebrating our 200th birthday by sharing 200 of the most interesting stories relating to sports in Greater New Haven over the past 200 years. Check back daily for historical updates.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tracy Claxton, women's basketball

Had New Haven’s Tracy Claxton been born 15 years later, she may well have been a WNBA superstar and household name. Women’s professional basketball has grown by leaps and bounds since she starred at Old Dominion in the 1980s.

Still, there’s no denying the impact she had on women’s basketball in the pre-WNBA era.

Claxton, a 1980 graduate of Wilbur Cross, was the most outstanding player at the 1985 women’s Final Four. She led Old Dominion to a national championship, scoring 17 points with 20 rebounds in a 70-65 win over Georgia in the title game.

Read Chip Malafronte's complete story.

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