Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame
Jolette Denise Law
1986 graduate of Wilson High school
Born on December 7, 1967 in Florence
Lettered in basketball, softball and track in high school
Two time MVP in Track
4 time Wilson High School Athlete of the Year in 1983, 84, 85, 86
3 year basketball Kodak All-American 1984, 85 , 86
First person to have jersey retired at Wilson High School and is a member of the Hall of Fame.
Attended the University of Iowa on Basketball Scholarship and was a 4 year letter winner. Graduated with a BS Degree in Sports Studies & Corporate Fitness.
As a player her Iowa team won four consecutive Big 10 titles.
Participated in four NCAA appearances as a player at Iowa including the 1987 and 1988 Regional Finals
Member of the University of Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame.
1990 District V All American at Iowa
1989-90, 1990-91 All Big Ten Team
1988- Jones Cup Basketball Team member as a Junior at Iowa
First female Harlem Globetrotter where she appeared on the famed “Wheaties Cereal” box with her teammates. Played 1990-1994.
Served as the Assistant Coach at Ball State for 1994-95 season
Served as Assistant Coach at Rutgers from 1995-2003 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2003.
While at Rutgers she was listed as one of the top ten assistants by Wooden Basketball Journal.
While at Rutgers, she has coached in the 1999 & 2005 Elite Eight and the 2000 Final Four.
She participated in the ‘Great American Shootout” with President George Bush.
She participated in the 1992 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and has appeared on TV shows: ABC Wild World of Sports, The Montell Williams Show, The Vicki Lawrence Show and was featured as the only female in the MC Hammer “Too Legit to Quit” music video.
She has been featured in Sport Magazine, Black Elegance, Ebony, Jet and People.
Jolette was nominated by her Aunt, Bettye Law Hennigan. “Jolette has been inspiring, dedicated and a role model for young people. She was a supporter financially and verbally with her TV appearance for the School Foundation. She excels in character and in her craft. What a great student, what a ballplayer, what a lady and she still is.”