FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former University of Arkansas women’s basketball player Bettye Fiscus has been selected for induction into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame it was announced today.
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Little Rock Touchdown Club announced Fiscus as one of nine selections for 2015.
Sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Little Rock Marriott (3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201) on Monday, November 9, at 11:30 AM. Visit www.lrtouchdown.com to reserve event tickets and to access sponsorship information.
“We are once again delighted to work with the University of Arkansas in honoring another amazing class of inductees into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame,” said Jared Mosley, the President/CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. “Their accomplishments and dedication to the high standard of excellence that exemplifies the very best of the Southwest Conference era, have left a great legacy for all Razorbacks to be very proud of.”
The Southwest Conference Hall of Fame is one of four separate halls of fame housed within the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s physical structure. They include the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and now, the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
BETTYE FISCUS’ BIO FROM THE OFFICIAL SWC HALL OF FAME RELEASE
As the first female athlete inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 1994, Bettye Fiscus set the definition by which all other Arkansas women’s basketball players are judged. She 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 Razorback women’s basketball player over 2,000 points, and until Razorback All-American Todd Day in the early 1990s, Fiscus was the University’s all-time leading scorer. She averaged 18.5 points per game during her career. She was a Wade Trophy Award finalist, an award given to the nation’s top women’s player. Her jersey number — No. 5 — was the first to be retired by the University of Arkansas — male or female — and was placed in the trophy case and the rafters of Barnhill Arena.. In 2015 during a special ceremony, a banner was raised in her honor in Bud Walton Arena, the current home of Razorback Basketball. 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.
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