Inducted in 1998
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Former St. Francis head coach Karen McMillin knew that she had a so-called "franchise" player when she signed Diana Fisher out of Evergreen Park High School back in 1986, but how to prove it? Fisher handled that problem in just her second season on the collegiate level, and first as a starter, when she posted an eye-opening .528 shooting mark from the field. Eye-opening in that only three other players in the history of the program had ever shot better in a single season. Unlike the other three individuals though, Fisher nearly matched the feat two years later as a senior recording the fifth-best mark in school history (.521). Those two seasons combined just missed pushing Fisher over the .500 mark for her career and nearly made her the top shooter in the 22-year history of the program. In the end, she fell one-tenth of one percent short hitting at a .497 conversion rate to place second behind former hall of fame inductee Colleen Fitzgerald, who shot .498 during her four-year run. Fisher, however, does not play second fiddle to anyone when it comes to free throws. A finalist at the 1990 NAIA national tournament in the free throw contest, she holds the top marks for charity shots made both in a single season (123 in 1988-89) and for a career (322). One of three players to appear in a school-record 121 games, Fisher also made her mark as a scorer and rebounder ranking fourth all-time in career rebounds with 930 (7.7 average per game) and seventh in total points with 1,121 markers (9.3). Included in the rebounding total were the 308 boards she secured during her junior season, which rates sixth-best in the history of the program. Besides earning spots on the all-District 20 and all-CCAC teams during each of her final two campaigns, Fisher was also a two-time NAIA Academic All-America choice. She graduated with magna cum laude honors in 1990 boasting a 3.72 grade point average as a Biology major. Fisher, who has been recognized by Who's Who Among American Teachers as a top educator, teaches science and coaches volleyball.