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Women of the Hardwood

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Women’s college basketball took off in the 1970’s when Jackson State Lady Tigers brought prominence to the Southwestern Athletic Conference when they won the inaugural AIAW championship led by legendary coach Shirley Walker. Virginia Union Lady Pantherettes won the 1980 NCAA Division II title and since then, others have been in the spotlight, most recently the Hampton Lady Pirates, Norfolk State Spartanettes and Grambling Lady Tigers. The Black college programs have produced some exciting stars who have led the nation in points: (Pat Hoskins, Miss. Valley, Miriam Walker, Claflin), rebounds (Hoskins, Ruby Byrd, Claflin), steals (Natalie White, Florida A&M) and assists (Lisa Rice, Norfolk State among others)

Albury, Carlene, Delaware State
Alexander, Bernita, Miss. Valley
Ambrose, Kim, Shaw
Anderson, Cassandra, Alcorn State
Arledge, Missouri, Alcorn State
Baraka, Shani, Johnson C. Smith 
Barksdale, Tammi, Alcorn State

Barnett, Sharon, Jackson State
Beale, Darlene, Howard
Belle, Roberta, Morgan State
Bloodslaw, Carmelia, Alabama A&M
Boston, Shelly, Florida A&M
Brewington, Kim, Johnson C. Smith
Briscoe, Mary, Mississippi Valley
Brown, Bridgett, Alabama A&M
Brown, Carolyn, St. Augustine’s
Brown, Cheryl, Tuskegee Institute
Brown, Kammie, Virginia State
Browning, Rosa, Florida A&M
Butts, Margaret, Mississippi Valley
Bullock, LaTina, Norfolk State
Byrd, Ruby, Claflin 
Cameron, Renee, Alcorn State
Chaney, Darlene, Hampton Inst.
Cockfield, Sondra, MD- E. Shore
Coefield, Georgia, Livingston
Cooper, Anita, Hampton Institute 
Cornelius, Cynthia, Claflin
Cummings, Bertha, Virginia State
Currie, Mary, Grambling
Davis, Debbie, Claflin College
Depass, Debbie, Hampton Institute
Deas, Erica, Livingstone
Dillard, Elsie, Grambling
Dixon, Anita, Hampton  Institute
Doctor, Rene, Coppin State
Dodson, Janet, Morgan State
Dolberry, Jackie, Hampton Institute
Dorsey, Stephanie, Jackson State
Drakeford, Konecka, JC Smith
Duncan, Robin, Howard
Felder, Monica, MD- Eastern Shore
Ferguson, Donayle, Florida A&M
Ferrell, Alice, Prairie View A&M
Floyd, Iris, Alcorn State
Frazer, Venise, Hampton Institute
Freeman, Eva, Jackson State
Freeman, Gloria, Jackson State
Fulmore, Von, NC Central
Fuquay, Ira, Alcorn State
Gileud, Glenda, Stillman College
Gillard, Connie, Xavier
Givens, Jackie, Ft. Valley State
Glosson, Kisa, Texas Southern
Goodman, Toni, Hampton Institute
Goodwin, Jackie, Bowie State
Greene, Kristie, Norfolk State
Greene, Tracy, Norfolk State
Green, Vivian, Norfolk State
Hall, Neacole, Alabama State
Hamilton, Angela, Johnson C. Smith
Hannah, Sonya, Hampton Institute
Hardy, Allyson, Bowie State College
Hardy, June, Texas Southern
Harris, Cynthia, Claflin
Harrison, Michelle, No. Car. Central
Harvey, Dorcas, Xavier
Hendy, Sherlett, Xavier
Hibbler, Annette, Jackson State
Hillman, Sheila, Hampton Institute
Hollis, Tarcha, Grambling 
Hooker, Teresa, Alcorn State 
Hopson, Anjinea, Grambling
Hoskins, Patricia, Mississippi Valley
Howell, Cassandra, JC Smith
Hudgins, Rosie, Florida A&M
Huntley, Carolyn,Winston-Salem St.
Innerarity, Polly, Florida A&M
Ivory, Veronica, Grambling State


Miriam Walker SAMUELS, Claflin
NAIA  scoring leader

Natalie WHITE, Florida A&M
NCAA Steals Leader

Pat HOSKINS, Mississippi Valley State
NCAA Leading Scorer/Rebounder

Lisa RICE, Norfolk State
NCAA assist leader

Jarrett, Sharon, Tennessee State
Jenkins, Felicia, Claflin
Jenkins, Laurice, Winston-Salem State
Johnson, Laura, Florida A&M
Jones, Darlene, Mississippi Valley
Jones, Renee, St. Paul’srdan, Gwen,
Knight, Norma, Norfolk State
Kongolo, Amba, No. Carolina Central
Lang, Demetria, Xavier
Lashley, Juliana, St. Paul’s
Lemons, Brandy, Bowie State
Lockamy, Yolanda, Howard
Locklin, Arlene, Alcorn State
Lowder, Mary Jo, Claflin
Manning, April, Florida A&M
McCastle, Ramona, Mississippi Valley
McCormick, Eve, Delaware State
McDonald, Pam, Jackson State
McDonald, Vickie, Jackson State
McGary, Donna, Mississippi Valley
McLaurin, Mona, No. Carolina Central
McWhirter, Paris, Virginia Union
McWilliams, Jackie, Hampton
Menefee, Keenan, Winston-Salem
Miller, Vernita, Alcorn State
Mitchell, Florence, Tuskegee Institute
Mitchell, Henrietta, Xavier
Nelson, Chellia, Winston-Salem State
Nicholson, Maria, Virginia Union
Niles, Wanda, Claflin
Oates, Kimberly, Ft. Valley State
Perry, Sonya
Phifer, Lakisha, St. Paul’s
Phillips, Gibbie, Grambling
Pinnix, Jackie, No. Carolina Central
Powell, Lisa, Alcorn State
Powell, Robbie, Alcorn State
Pridgeon, Deryle, Hampton Institute
Ray, Lesper, Tuskegee Institute
Rice, Lisa, Norfolk State
Robinson, Vanetta, Jackson State
Saunders, Tracy, Norfolk State
Scott, Lashawn, Coppin State
Sheriff, Tara, Jackson State
Smith, Conceitha, Fayetteville State
Smith, Gloria, Mississippi Valley
Spann, Rosalyn, Jackson State
Spells, Hyacinth, Norfolk State
Spencer, Linda, Howard
Stevens, Rochelle, Morgan State
Stovall, Claudine, Southern
Stuckey, Marie, Claflin
Swift, Connie, Tennessee State
Tankins, Gail, Lincoln, MO
Tatum, Nickie, Alcorn State
Theus, Ann, Hampton Institute
Thomas, Joan, Grambling
Thompson, Cynthia, Hampton Institute
Trahan, Celeste, Elizabeth City State
Turner, Lanita, Lincoln, MO
Varnado, Tammi, Alcorn State
Vaughn, Joyce, Fayetteville State
Vereen, Wendy, Morgan State
Walker, Carolyn, Kentucky State
Walker, Miriam, Claflin
Walker, Sylvia, Virginia Union
Warren, Maliaka, Langston
Washington, Carol, Paine
Wells, Regina, Alcorn State
White, Natalie, Florida A&M
White, Valerie, Hampton Institute
Wilkins, Karen, Howard
Williams, Carutha, Mississippi Valley
Williams, Ella, Alcorn State
Williams, Kay, Xavier
Williams, Veta, Virginia Union
Wilson, Jennelle, Alabama A&M
Wilson, Michelle, Texas Southern
Winstead, Beverly, Bowie State


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