Bettye Fiscus Dickey
The first of the true greats in Lady Razorback history, Bettye Fiscus set the definition by which all other Arkansas women’s basketball players are judged.
In a career of firsts, Fiscus received perhaps her final and most unique honor in 1994 when she became the first female athlete inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor.
Fiscus was the first player to score over 1,000 points in a career, and broke the school record in only two seasons. She went on to become the only Lady’Back over 2,000 points, and until Razorback all-American and NBA standout Todd Day in the early 1990s Fiscus was the University’s all-time leading scorer.
Also one in a long line of Arkansas prep legends to play for the Lady Razorbacks, she led her hometown of Wynne, Ark., to the AAA state title and was named player of the year by the Arkansas Democrat.
Her jersey number — No. 5 — was the first to be retired by the University of Arkansas — male or female — and hangs in the Lady’Back trophy case, as well as in Barnhill Arena.
Even though her career ended in 1985, she still holds 12 Arkansas overall individual records including total points, career scoring average, field goals and free throws and eight class records. When she completed her career, she not only was the all-time leading scorer, but the leader in rebounds as well with 785.
She is married to former Razorback assistant, now Oklahoma State assistant coach, James Dickey.