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Lynette Woodard is a professional basketball player who made history in 1985 when she became first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
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Woodard's WNBA experience proved to be a fitting end for a player who'd done so much to popularize women's basketball and bring it into the mainstream. Overall, Lynette Woodard has been inducted into 10 different halls of fame, including the Naismith Hall of Fame (2002), Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2005), and the African-American Sports Hall of Fame (2006).
Following her permanent retirement in 1999, Woodard returned to the University of Kansas as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team. In 2004, she filled in as the team's interim head coach, after her predecessor was forced to step down for health reasons. Since 2005, Lynette Woodard has worked as an investment advisor for Cornerstone Securities.
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