Friends of Army Women's Basketball

 Hoops and Heroes: The Inspiring History of Army West Point Women’s Basketball was made possible by donations to the nonprofit Friends of Army Women’s Basketball (FOAWBB). Sales of the book benefit the Army Women’s Basketball Team.  Class of 1981 team co-captains Dena Caradimitropoulo and Melissa Miles created the organization in 2017 and serve as its directors. Melody Smith Lutz, 1982-84 co-captain, joined the nonprofit’s leadership team in 2018.  Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Cameron-Brooks Hoops and Heroes Podcast May 2023

The story of women at West Point has been told from several angles but never from the viewpoint of the Army women’s basketball team. It tells the story of how the team helped acclimate women to the academy, gain their acceptance and further the institution’s athletic and academy ideals — literally going from hoops to heroes.

Mission Statement
Friends of Army Women’s Basketball

To inspire and support future generations of the Long Gray Line and share the Army women’s basketball team’s historic impact in a book that tells their story of service, sacrifice and achievement.

Please consider donating to FOAWBB to support the mission above, including marketing of the book and maintenance of this website.

List of donors for this effort as of December 28, 2022.

FOAWBB is an 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. The employer Identification number is 82-1505012. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Army Women’s Basketball Team through the Army Women’s Basketball Foundation.

Teams Over the Years

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