Lometa Odom

Class of 2011

  • In four seasons with the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, she complied a record of 115-5
  • First Wayland Baptist player to pick up four consecutive AAU All-American Honors
  • She was named the 1956 AAU Tournament MVP and finished her career with 1,614 points
  • Inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor in 1992
  • In high school, she led her team to three state titles from 1950-1952, setting the Texas single game scoring record with 78 points in 1951
  • She collected Texas All-State honors three years in a row (1950-1952)
  • The first woman inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame
  • In 2000 she was recognized as one of the best 100 sports legends of the 20th century by the Amarillo Globe News
  • Played on the USA team in 1955 that captured gold in the Pan American Games in Mexico City
  • In 1968 she was inducted into Helms Foundation Hall of Fame