May 23, 2012
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Aubry Boehme, an incoming junior for the Wyoming women's basketball team, was recently recognized for her outstanding play during the 2011-12 season. The Women's Basketball Hall of Fall in Knoxville, Tenn. will display her Otero Junior College No. 42 jersey in the "Ring of Honor" for the next year.
The Ring of Honor is one of the many unique displays of the Hall of Fame. Not only does the Ring of Honor provide a colorful backdrop at the Hall of Fame's many exhibits, but it also recognizes some young basketball players for their achievements in their sport. By acknowledging the athletes, the Hall of Fame is able to fulfill its mission to "honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future" of women's basketball.
Currently, the Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda at the Hall of Fame. The display includes jerseys of the top high school and college players from the 2011-12 season.
"It's a tremendous honor for Aubry to have her jersey hanging in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame," said Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski. "We are excited for her and that she will be a part of our program in the future."
Boehme, from Smithfield, Utah, was named First Team NJCAA All-America last month, which is given to the Top 10 players in the nation for junior colleges. She was also selected All-Region and to the Region IX All-Tournament Team during her sophomore year after averaging 17 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.
This past season, Boehme helped lead her team to a school best 33-3 record and the Region IX Championship, which was the first ever in school history. They would earn the seventh seed in the NJCAA National tournament and went 2-2 to place eighth in the 16-team tournament.
In 2010-11, the team went 25-6 falling one victory short of qualifying for the national tournament. Boehme earned All-Region and All-Tournament Team honors, while being selected to the Academic All-Region Team.
She finished her career second all-time in scoring with 1,041 points, while recording a school high 94 blocks in a career and 100 steals in a season.
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, opened in 1999, and is located in Knoxville, Tenn. The Hall of Fame is the only facility of its kind, dedicated to all levels of women's basketball.