Kourtney Tyra will have her Georgetown jersey displayed in the WBCA Hall of Fame's "Ring of Honor." Photo by Richard Davis
Kourtney Tyra has one goal – win. Along the way to achieving this goal she is shattering Georgetown College women's basketball records and setting new standards of excellence.
"She has an intense drive and she's had it since day one of arriving at Georgetown," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "Kourtney is a player, teammate and coach all in one, which is what you look for in point guards."
As she enters her senior season, Tyra holds the all-time assists, the single-season assist and the consecutive free throws made records. She is the lone female Tiger to tally a triple-double, is climbing the charts on the all-time scoring list and is 132 rebounds shy of being in the Top 20 all-time there as well. She is a two-time NAIA All-American and helped Georgetown to a 53-40 record in her three seasons with one national tournament run into the quarterfinals.
Many of the individual accomplishments occurred during her junior year, making her a standout selection for the 2012-13 WBCA All-American class. Part of that honor is having her jersey hung in the "Ring of Honor" for the next year. Her Georgetown College jersey 21 will be displayed in the women's basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.
"The Ring of Honor is one of our favorite displays and has become one of the most popular exhibits as well," said WBCA Director of Basketball Operations Josh Sullivan in a letter requesting Tyra's jersey. "We currently have more than 100 jerseys hanging in the Ring of Honor, including high school and college All-Americans from 2011-12. It is something we've done every year since the hall opened in 1999, so you can imagine the caliber of athletes that have had their jersey on display.
"Without a doubt Kourtney is part of an elite group and part of history now too."