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Basketball icon, Anne Donovan, dies at age 56

 Basketball icon, Anne Donovan, dies at age 56
Women's basketball icon Anne Donovan dies at age 56
The women’s basketball icon Anne Donovan, who won two Olympic gold medals and was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, died Wednesday of heart failure at age 56.

Donovan was a native of New Jersey and a former college basketball player at Old Dominion. There, from 1979-83, she averaged 20 points and 14.5 rebounds. She also led the Lady Monarchs to three Final Fours.

At both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Donovan was key in two United States of America gold medals. Following a five-year professional stint, Donovan retired in 1989. She then became a coach and navigated the Seattle Storm to a WNBA Championship in 2004.

May her soul rest in peace.

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