LaTaunya Pollard

Class of 2001

  • A prolific scorer at Long Beach State University
  • Tallied 3,001 points during her collegiate career, scoring at a 23.5 ppg clip
  • Selected as the best collegiate player in the nation in 1983 as the Wade Trophy winner
  • Was a three-time Kodak All-American (1981, 1982, 1983)
  • Established numerous school scoring records, including points in a game (48), which still stand as marks at the school
  • Came to Long Beach State following a distinguished high school career at Roosevelt High School in East Chicago, Indiana, which included a pair of state championships (1977, 1979) as well as recognition as Miss Basketball in Indiana
  • Was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team, which boycotted the Moscow Games
  • Played professionally in Europe for eight years, setting a single game scoring record of 99 points in the Italian Championship League