(Neb.)- Lukawski Voted Into RMAC Hall Of Fame
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Chadron State College athletics hall of famer Tricia Lukawski, a women's basketball player for the Eagles from 1989-93, was announced Thursday as part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.
Lukawski's career in the RMAC began as a sophomore during the 1990-91 women's basketball season at Chadron State. During her four years with the Eagles, she became the program's all-time leading scorer and broke 12 school records, six of which she still holds and two of which she shares. Lukawski totaled 1,869 points in 100 games during her career and helped Chadron State to two straight playoff berths and 18-9 records in 1991-92 and 1992-93.
She is a three-time First-Team All-RMAC selection, and as a senior, she was the unanimous choice for the RMAC's Outstanding Player. She was also an RMAC Scholar-Athlete as a junior and senior. Lukawski was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athlete for the 1991-92 season. In 1992-93, she was a Third-Team NCAA DII All-American, as selected by the American Women's Sports Federation, making her the first Eagles' women's basketball player to earn All-American honors.
Lukawski graduated from Chadron State in 1993 with a 3.83 grade-point average and has taught and coached at Chicago-area schools for most of the time since then. She also played briefly for the Indiana Stars of the short-lived professional women's basketball league known as the WBA.
At least since 1970, Lukawski is one of only two CSC women's basketball players to earn All-American honors. The school records that she still possesses include most career points (1,869), most points in a half (30), most field goals in a season (191), most field goals in a career (667), most 3-pointers in a game (8), and most 3-pointers in a career (238). She also is tied for most assists in a game (10).
In 2007, she was inducted into the East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame. The following year, Lukawski was elected to the RMAC's 12-member All-Time Women's Basketball Team and was inducted into Chadron State's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Currently, Lukawski resides in Merrillville, Indiana and is a physical education teacher at a local high school. For the past five years, she has volunteered with the Special Olympics.
The 2018 RMAC Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, July 13. For more information, visit the RMAC Hall of Fame Page at rmacsports.org.
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