Christon earns Legend status

DULUTH, Ga. — Former University of Arkansas women’s basketball player Shameka Christon is among 12 Southeastern Conference Legends honored at this week’s league tournament in Duluth, Ga.

The first Arkansas women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press All-America honors and become a first-round professional draft selection, Christon was the 2004 SEC Player of the Year. Leading the league in scoring with 21.8 ppg her senior year, Christon played in three NCAA tournaments at Arkansas and close her career as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,951 points. She led Arkansas to semifinal finishes at the 2001 and 2002 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, still the all-time best performance for the Razorbacks.

As a six-year veteran with the WNBA New York Liberty, she was on the 2004 Rookie Team and a WNBA All-Star in 2009.