Alice "Cookie"Barron

Class of 2022

  • Barron played for Wayland Baptist College (now University) from 1954-57, she played her first year on a full scholarship at Cisco Junior College
  • A member of the Flying Queens basketball team, as they were called, the team had a record of 104-0. Barron made free throws at the end of the third overtime to win against Iowa, keeping the win streak going (1957)
  • Barron won three National AAU Championships during her collegiate career, was a first-team All-American and named co-caption during her Senior year
  • Named as the 1956-57 Wayland’s Outstanding Woman Athlete
  • A member of the USA National Team in 1957, where she helped to win the World Tournament in Rio de Janeiro beating Russia in the finals before 35,000 fans
  • After graduating, “Cookie” taught and coached for the Clear Creek school district in Texas for eight years, where she coached and taught several of the original seven astronauts’ daughters.
  • Was the first female administrator inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Inducted to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association inaugural class Hall of Fame
  • She was the first woman to serve on the Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Control and served on the executive board of the Colorado Athletic Directors Association for ten years
  • Served on the NIAAA membership committee for five years and on the NIAAA Board of Directors for four years
  • Barron retired in 1991 from the Jefferson County schools in Colorado, whereby that time the school district offered equal facility usage, equal sports, and levels of competition for girls and boys, along with equal pay for officials.