Lusia Harris-Stewart

College Career

Delta State (1973-1977)

• Career scoring average: 26 points per game

• Career scoring: 2,981 points

• Margaret Wade Most Valuable Player (’74, ‘75, ‘76, ‘77)

• AIAW National Championship Team (’75, ‘76, ‘77)

• World Games Team (’75)

• Pan American Games, gold medalist (’75)

• Kodak All-American (’75, ‘76, ‘77)

• Olympic Games, silver medalist (’76)

• Mississippi Sportsperson of the Year (’76)

• Broderick Cup, Woman Athlete of the Year (’77)

• Hanes Underalls Most Valuable Person (’77)

• Uniform placed in National Basketball Hall of Fame (’77)

• Delta State Sports Hall of Fame (’83)


Pro Basketball Career

• Drafted by New Orleans Jazz (’77)

• Houston Angels (’80)

• First female collegiate player inducted into National Basketball Hall of Fame (’92)


Did You Know?

Women’s basketball became an Olympic sport for the first time in 1976. The first two points in the first Olympic women’s basketball game were scored by Lusia Harris.

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