Alline Banks Sprouse

Class of 2000

  • Garnered AAU All-America honors 11 consecutive years (1940-1950) and was tabbed as the Most Valuable Player at the AAU National Tournament nine times
  • Earned national acclaim as an honorable mention All-American in 1939, playing in her first AAU national tournament as a 16-year old high schooler
  • Played with four different teams during her basketball career including Nashville Business College (1939-42, 1949-50), Vultee Aircraft (1943-45), Nashville Goldblumes (1946), and Atlanta Sports Arena Blues (1947-48)
  • Played on five AAU national championship teams (1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, and 1950)
  • Turned in a legendary performance with a 56-point showing in a single game, shooting left-handed due to an injured right shoulder