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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Carrie (Mason) Melat, a 2002 Cranberry graduate, was named Thursday to the 10th annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends.
The Legends will be honored at the 2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament being held March 5-0 at the Greensboro, N.C., Coliseum.
Mason, who played at Virginia Tech, played for Cranberry while the Berries were a member of District 10, although her sister, Kylie, a 2012 Cranberry graduate, was an 2012 first-team All American Awards & Engraving All-District 9 and is now a sophomore guard on the Edinboro women’s basketball team, which is in first-place in the PSAC West heading into Saturday’s game at Clarion. Cranberry moved from District 10 to District 9 prior to the 2005 season.
Playing at Virginia Tech from 2003-2006, Mason is the school’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers with 200. She also appears throughout Virginia Tech’s record book and ranks seven in steal, eighth in assists, eighth in free throws and 10th in scoring average while ranking seven on the all-time scoring list with 1,369 points in 123 games with a Virginia Tech-record 121 starts. She helped the Hokies to four NCAA Tournament appearances including three first-round wins and was a member of the first Virginia tech team to compete as a member of the ACC in 2004-05.
Melat resides in Cranberry with her husband, Kyle, and their two children, Landon and Macie. She is a Cost Accountant for Joy Global, Inc. She is the daughter of Brian and Nancy Mason.
The ACC Women’s Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC’s 15 schools, including first-year members Pitt and Syrauce, who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition. Included in this year’s class are 13 former-student-athletes and two former head coaches who represent four decades of women’s basketball. Below is a complete list of this year’s Legends, and the accolades from their playing and coaching careers.
For a complete list of the 2014 Legends and for more information, click here.