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OVC to Honor former Women's Hooper Parker-Brown as Legend

MSU Athletics

The Ohio Valley Conference will recognize former Morehead State Women's Basketball sharpshooter Kandi (Brown) Parker during the 2020 OVC Championship Tournament as a legend of the league.

The OVC is in its sixth consecutive year honoring its 12-member school's student-athletes that have been successful. During the event set to run from March 4-7 at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., the OVC will display signage, read P.A. messages, and highlight Parker in a feature in the event's program.

Parker was a four-year starter for the Eagles and still ranks first in OVC history (and third in NCAA history) with a 91.5% career free throw percentage. She is the only player in OVC history to lead the league in free throw percentage four consecutive seasons and knocked down 41-straight free throws during her senior season. Parker ranks second in program history with 248 three-pointers. She also ranks among MSU's career leaders in several categories, including fifth in free-throws made (357), seventh in steals (177), eighth in scoring (1,583), 10th in games played (114) and 11th in assists (363).

The guard was a second-team All-OVC selection her junior and senior campaigns and won the league's 2003-04 Steve Hamilton Award, which honors significant athletics performance, good sportsmanship and citizenship.

Parker earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 2005.

Prior to Morehead State, Parker attended West Carter High School in Olive Hill, Ky., where she played for her father, the late John "Hop" Brown. She helped WCHS win the state title in 1999-00 and was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American. She was also named Ashland Daily Independent All-Area Player of the Year three times.

Parker is married to Gerad Parker who is in his first year as the offensive coordinator at West Virginia. The couple have two daughters, Kolbi and Gwyn.

Morehead State Basketball OVC Legend Honorees

2015: Kenneth Faried (2007-11)

2016: Chynna Bozeman (2007-11)

2017: Ricky Minard (2000-04)

2018: Donna Murphy (1976-80)

2019: Leonard Coulter (1971-74)

2020: Kandi (Brown) Parker (2000-04)