Lurlyne Greer Rogers

Class of 2004

  • An eight-time AAU All-American (1947-1954)
  • Selected as Most Valuable Player at AAU National Championships three times (1952, 1953, 1954)
  • Played on national championship teams with both Cook’s Goldblumes (1948 and 1949) and Hanes Hosiery (1952 and 1953)
  • Captain of USA squad that captured gold medal at 1955 Pan American Games in Mexico City, marking the first time that women’s basketball was included in that event
  • Averaged 18.3 ppg in the Pan American Games and set USA records for most points in a single game (30) and tournament (128)
  • Also established marks for free throws made (13), free throws attempted (23), and free throw percentage (9-9 for 1.000) in a single game in the Pan American Games
  • Received the Lewis E. Teague Award as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the Carolinas in 1952
  • Played professionally with Hazel Walker’s Arkansas Travelers upon the conclusion of her amateur career