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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Brown field hockey head coach Jill Reeve has been selected as one of seven inductees into the 2014 class of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame in an announcement made on Wednesday.
"I am completely overwhelmed by this tremendous honor. I feel truly blessed to have been surrounded by such wonderful role models, mentors and teammates throughout this amazing journey," said Reeve.
The seven-member group is the first class of inductees into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame since 2004. Reeve joins Pam Bustin, Tracey Fuchs, former Columbia head coach Katie Kauffman Beach, Kate "Tiki" Kinnear, Nigel Traverso, and the 1984 U.S. Olympic Women's Bronze Medal Team in this year's class.
Reeve will enter her fourth season at the helm of the Bears this fall, coming off a 2013 season that saw Brown record a landmark victory over No. 14 Louisville, 2-1 in overtime on October 13. Prior to Brown, Reeve spent seven seasons as head coach at Miami (OH), leading the RedHawks to four MAC Championship Game appearances and earning MAC Coach of the Year accolades in 2010.
A 12-year member of the U.S. National Team and 1999 Athlete of the Year honoree, Reeve competed in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and was also a standout on the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cup teams.
Reeve and the rest of the 2014 Hall of Fame class will be inducted during a ceremony at Spooky Nook Sports on June 28, 2014 in Lancaster, Pa.