- Courtney Hurt
Hurt, a Georgia native, graduated from Salem High School. She continued her career at VCU where she turned in perhaps the greatest season in VCU history in 2010-11, leading the nation in rebounding (12.4 rpg) and double-doubles (25), while ranking second in the NCAA in scoring (23.2 ppg). Hurt set seven program records and three CAA marks to go along with honorable mention Associated Press All-America accolades.
Following her breakout junior campaign, Hurt was invited to attend the 2011 USA World University Games Women’s Basketball Team Trials in Colorado Springs, CO. She was also named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list (first player in VCU history), which represents the nation’s best women’s basketball players.
Hurt became the fastest player (27 games) to set the program’s single season scoring record (720 points). In 2010-11, she was also one of 17 players in NCAA history to post 25 or more double-doubles in one season.
Following her college career, Hurt was drafted to the Indiana Fever in 2012. Hurt has also played internationally in Israel (2012-13), Poland (2016-17), and France (2013-16, 2017-18) with a career average of nearly 20 ppg.