(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) – The 2013-14 season serves as the 50th for the USA South Athletic Conference. In an effort to relive 50 Years of great student-athlete performances, each current League institution was given the opportunity to submit names of student-athletes who have competed within the Conference, completed their athletic eligibility and excelled not only on their campuses but in the Conference as a whole.
The maximum amount of athletes an institution could submit for each sport was twice the typical starting lineup of that particular sport. Due to the short length of their presence in the USA South or sport-sponsorship, some current USA South institutions are not included in some of the sports.
The sport of women's basketball's first Conference-sponsored regular season and tournament championships took place during the 1981-82 season. During that season, UNC-Greensboro became the first and currently only Conference team to reach the championship game of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. More recently, Christopher Newport University marched to the National Semifinals led by National Player of the Year Chelsie Schweers.
The USA South's 50th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team Members follow (as chosen by the particular institution):
|Pat Barbour||Pam Dabbs||Lakisha Jones||Liz Martin||Judi Overbey|
|Mette Scheiman||Pat Stephens||Michelle Warner||Ashley Washington||Shannon Yopp|
|Tesla Akers||Aline Alzime||Lisa Childress||Niki Claiborne||Tanisha Durham|
|Kristen Keith||Tina McBride||Tara Toland||Kia Williams||Tonya Wright|
|Christina Daniels||Danielle Duncan||Dione Eccles||Staci Humphrey||Tina Lineberry|
|Stephanie Manus||Lorraine Orr||Bianca Richburg||Tara Thompson||Nikki Wilborn|
|Mary Baldwin College|
|Jessica Carter||Sabrina Desper||Kara Hawkins||Denise Johnson|
|Brittany Cornelius||Nicole Hall||Megan Rahn||Kristin Stewart|
|Daphne Akridge||Dezzire Gilliard||Sissy Sink||Amy Todd||Stacy Williams|
|N.C. Wesleyan College|
|Robin Brooks||Misty Carneal||Rita Johnson||Cynthia Jones||Jill Livezey|
|Sharon McLeod||Priscilla Rickenbacker||Lisa Tyson||Samantha Urquhart||Chris Webb|
|William Peace University|
|Lindy Cartwright||Christy Freeman||Karissa Herring||LeAnne Horne||Brooke Johnson|
To view each of the USA South Anniversary Teams, please click HERE!
To view more ways the USA South is celebrating its 50th year, please click HERE!