Joy Hollingsworth is being inducted into Seattle Prep’s Hall of Fame Friday.
The ceremony is in the gymnasium at 6 p.m.
Hollingsworth led the Panthers’ to their only Class 3A state girls basketball championship as a senior in 2002, becoming the school’s all-time scoring leader in the process with 1,367 points. She averaged 18.6 points per game that season, shooting 39.3 percent from three-point range.
As a side note, it was later reported that Jasmine Williams broke that career scoring record in 2007, but in fact Williams fell just short with 1,330 points.
Hollingsworth went on to play at the University of San Francisco and Arizona. She currently is an assistant coach at Seattle University.
Her is some of Hollingsworth’s biography as posted on the Seattle University website:
Prior to joining the Redhawk coaching staff, she was an assistant coach at her alma mater,Seattle Preparatory School, during the 2008-09 seasons. She helped guide
the Panthers to an appearance at the 3A Washington State Tournament. She
also spent the past two summers working as the co-director of the Triple
Threat Hoop Camp in Seattle.
Hollingsworth began her college basketball career at the University of
San Francisco. With the Dons she was named the 2003 West Coast
Conference Freshman of the Year and earned honorable mention Freshman
All-American accolades. After playing two seasons at USF, she
transferred to the University of Arizona. In 2005 she was named the
earned the team’s Most Inspirational award and in 2007 she received the
team’s Most Valuable Player award. That same season she was named an
All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention honoree. She continued her basketball
career after concluding her collegiate career in Athens, Greece, where
she signed a professional contract.
She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arizona, where she received
a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She earned her
Master’s in Education in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership from the
University of Washington in 2009. A published author, Hollingsworth’s
most recent publication Final Buzzer Means Fresh Start, was published in
the winter 2009 edition of the NCAA Champion Magazine. She also is
writing for ESPN the Magazine.