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Lusia Harris-Stewart

Enshrined 1992
Minter City, MS
Born: February 10, 1955

Biography

One of the greatest centers ever to play women's basketball, Lusia Harris-Stewart was big, relentless, and dominating in the paint. During her four-year career at Delta State where she played under Hall of Fame coach Margaret Wade, Harris-Stewart changed the face of women's basketball. Opponents called her unstoppable. She scored 2,981 career points (25.9 ppg), grabbed 1,662 rebounds (14.4 rpg), and graduated with fifteen of eighteen DSU team, single game, and career records. She led DSU to a 109-6 record and three straight AIAW National Championships. Harris-Stewart was a member of the first-ever women's silver medal Olympic team in 1976, and held the distinction of being the team's leading scorer and leading rebounder.

Career Highlights

AIAW National Championship with Delta State, 1975-77
All-America at Delta State, 1975-77
Pan American Gold Medal, 1975
Olympic Silver Medal, 1976