Lusia Harris Stewart

Class of 1999

  • The prototypical center in modern women’s collegiate basketball
  • Scored the first points in Olympic women’s basketball history as a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team
  • Led the USA in both scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg) as the USA earned a silver medal in Montreal
  • Earned a gold medal as a member of the 1975 U.S. Pan American Team
  • A three-time Kodak All-American at Delta State University (1975, 1976, 1977)
  • Led the Lady Statesmen to three consecutive AIAW National Championships in 1975, 1976, and 1977 and an overall record of 109-6
  • Selected as MVP of the AIAW national tournament each of those years
  • Won the Broderick Award as the nation’s outstanding female collegiate basketball player and the Honda Broderick Cup as the best collegiate athlete in any sport in 1977
  • Finished her collegiate career with 2,981 points (25.9 ppg) and 1,662 rebounds (14.4 rpg)