Women’s basketball coach, former UT star named to 2018 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

April 26, 2018 | Athletics, News, Alumni
By Brian DeBenedictis

Toledo Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tricia Cullop and former Rocket great Dana (Drew) Shaw are among 11 members of the 2018 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Class.

The 2018 induction class will be honored at the 17th annual women’s award banquet Saturday, April 28. The day’s events will include a free reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum that afternoon and a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis. 


Cullop set numerous records at North Knox High School, earning national recognition from USA Today, Parade Magazine and Street & Smith’s following a career that included 1,461 points and 918 rebounds. She was a 1989 Indiana All-Star and helped her team to their first two sectional and regional titles in 1988 and 1989.

From 1990 to 1993, Cullop earned four letters at Purdue University under Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Head Coach Lin Dunn. A native of Bicknell, Ind., Cullop was a member of the Boilermakers’ first Big Ten Conference Championship team in 1991, and she appeared in three NCAA Tournaments in 1990, 1991 and 1992. A team captain as a senior, Cullop garnered accolades as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, recipient of the Red Mackey Award and Purdue’s Mortar Board Student-Athlete of the Year. 

Cullop immediately turned to coaching following her playing career and held assistant positions at Radford, Long Beach State and Xavier before becoming the head coach at the University of Evansville in 2000. She spent eight years at the helm of the Purple Aces’ program and left in 2008 as the second-winningest coach in school history with 123 victories. 


On April 28, 2008, Cullop was named the head coach at The University of Toledo and is in her 10th season with the Rockets. During her time at UT, Cullop has hung six postseason banners, including a 2011 Postseason WNIT Championship, one Mid-American Conference Championship, and two MAC regular-season and four MAC West Division titles.

Shaw, a 1990 Indiana All-Star, Associated Press first-team all-state and Parade Magazine honorable mention All-American, graduated with 1,125 career points at Penn and Valparaiso high schools. Averaging 15.4 points and five assists per game as a senior, she helped Valpo to a 22-1 record and led them to sectional and regional titles that season.

Following high school, she recorded a then school record 1,919 career points at UT, in addition to a school record 659 career assists. Shaw was named the MAC Player of the Year on two occasions, the MAC Tournament MVP three times, and she was an Academic All-American twice on teams that advanced to the postseason on four occasions. 

Shaw played professionally in Italy. In 2012, her jersey was retired at Toledo.

She went on to earn a law degree from UT and serves as an independent legal consultant and representative for professional and college coaches in the NBA, WNBA, internationally and in high major college basketball conferences.

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