January 14, 2010

Carla Overbeck selected to join North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University assistant women’s soccer coach Carla Overbeck has been selected to be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on May 13, 2010 at the North Raleigh Hilton in Raleigh, N.C.

Overbeck is one of seven 2010 inductees -- Don McCauley, Herb Appenzeller, Jim Donnan, Carla Overbeck, Mike Quick, Karen Shelton, Paul Simson.

A 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Overbeck recently completed her 18th year on the Duke women’s soccer staff. During her time with the Blue Devils, Duke has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 16 times, including an appearance in the 1992 NCAA Championship game.

A three-time All-America selection at North Carolina, Overbeck was a member of four unbeaten Tar Heel national title squads from 1986-89. North Carolina posted a phenomenal 95-match unbeaten streak (89-0-6) during her career.

Overbeck was a four-time member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team and a two-time All-ACC selection. In addition, she was a member of the 1986 Soccer America All-America Freshman Team and was the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the 1988 NCAA Tournament.

Overbeck’s playing accomplishments include competing for the United States National Team. She was an instrumental player for the U.S. in winning the 1991 Women’s World Cup in China. She captained the 1995 U.S. World Cup squad that advanced to the semifinals and also served as captain of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal.

In 1998, Overbeck competed on the gold-medal-winning Goodwill Games squad. She again captained Team USA to the 1999 World Cup Championship and to a silver medal in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Overbeck was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on May 6, 2006.

Via Duke Women's Soccer Release