Patsy Neal

Class of 2003

  • A three-time AAU All-American (1959, 1960, 1965)
  • Played collegiately at Wayland Baptist College (1956-1960), where she helped the Queens win a pair of AAU national titles in 1957 and 1959 as well as post a second place finish in 1960 and a third place showing in 1958
  • Helped the USA capture a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago
  • Served as captain of the USA team that competed in the 1964 World Championship in Lima, Peru, finishing fourth
  • Also played on U.S. teams that competed against a Russian All-Star team in 1959-60, including a game at fabled Madison Square Garden, and toured France, Germany, and Russia in 1965
  • Won the National Free Throw Title at the 1957 AAU National Tournament, connecting on 48-of-50 free throws
  • Has authored eight sports-related books