Friday Flashback: Ingham records historic triple-double in 2003
Do-it-all point guard Laura Ingham of Anchorage put it all together on Jan. 4, 2003 to make history.
The University of Nevada basketball star became the first Western Athletic Conference player to post a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds against Rice.
Ingham, of East High fame, played for the Wolf Pack from 2001 to 2003 after transferring from Ohio State.
The 5-foot-4 playmaker was no flash in the pan.
In 2002, she led Nevada to a Great Alaska Shootout title and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
That same season she registered a school-record 17 assists against UTEP – the most for an Alaska player at the NCAA D1 level.
Ingham’s 385 career assists are second to only Jeannie Hebert in Alaska history.
Ingham is one of only two players in the 30-year history of the WAC to register 200 assists in a single season.
She could score as well and her career high of 28 points is tied for eighth all-time among Alaskans at the D1 level.
In 2003, Ingham was named Second Team All-WAC. She was a two-time Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998.
Friday Flashback is an ongoing series created by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog editor Van Williams that looks back on great Alaska athletes from the past. To read about other Alaskans featured in this series, click here.