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ESPN exec Carol Stiff named president of Women's Basketball HOF board

ESPN executive Carol Stiff is the new president of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame's board of directors. She replaces Danielle Donehew, whose three-year term ended June 13. Stiff will serve as president the next two years.

The WBHOF board is the selection committee for determining each year's inductees, plus the groups that are honored as "Trailblazers of the Game."

Stiff is vice president, programming and acquisitions, at ESPN, the network that is home to the women's NCAA tournament and the WNBA Finals. Stiff was scheduled to be inducted into the WBHOF this summer, along with six others, but the induction ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group will instead become the Class of 2021 and be inducted next June.

"Danielle has done a tremendous job as president," Stiff said, "and I look forward to continuing that work as we all strive to persistently grow the Hall of Fame and the sport of women's basketball."