CLEMSON — Peggy Caple was named to the ninth class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends by the league office on Wednesday. Caple, who played at Clemson from 1981-1985, is one of only two Clemson players ever with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and is sixth in ACC history with 298 career blocked shots.
The Legends will be honored at the 2013 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women’s Basketball Legends’ Brunch on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 9. The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 12 schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition.
Caple joins Karen Jenkins (2012), Annie Tribble (2011), Donna Forrester (2010), Jessica Barr-Dennis (2009), Mary Anne Cubelic (2008), Shandy Bryan (2007), Janet Knight-Linder (2006), and Barbara Kennedy-Dixon (2005) as a Women’s Basketball Legend for Clemson.
About Peggy Caple
One of only two players in Clemson history to have over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, Caple was a dominant presence inside the key, where she led the Lady Tigers in blocked shots in all four seasons and set the Clemson single-season record for blocks with 84 in 1982-1983. The native of Laurinburg, N.C., currently holds the Clemson career marks for most blocked shots (298) and blocked shots per game (2.50). Caple is ranked sixth in the ACC record books in total blocks and fifth in blocks per game, and holds spots for total rebounds (1,087, 13th) and rebounds per game (9.1, 19th). On Jan. 5, 1983, she became the first ACC player to record a triple-double when she accomplished the feat against Kansas State, tallying 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks. The 10 blocks against the Wildcats is one of only three double-digit blocking performances in league history. A four-year starter, Caple sits in ninth in the program’s record book with 160 steals. An education major at Clemson, Caple works with the Charlotte Police Department as a Domestic Violence Liaison and Officer. She lives in the Charlotte area and is married to Tajuana Caple.