LEVELLAND — Former Lady Texan standout Sheryl Swoopes added another accolade to her resume as the Brownfield, Texas native was inducted into the inaugural National Junior College Athletic Association Foundation Hall of Fame.
A two-time All-American and All-Region selection for the Lady Texans during her two years in Levelland, Swoopes tallied 1,381 points (25.6 ppg), was named the National Junior College Player of the year in 1991, and still holds eight school records to date. During the 1989-1990 season, Swoopes led South Plains to a 27-9 record and a sixth-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament, while also earning All-Tournament honors.
Following her time at SPC, Swoopes went on to play for Texas Tech University under Hall of Fame coach Marsha Sharp. Swoopes continued her success for the Lady Raiders, leading them to their first-ever NCAA National Championship in 1993. Swoopes was named the consensus National Player of the Year after averaging 28.1 points per game. She went on to set 30 different NCAA women's basketball records, including four Final Four records and four NCAA championship records.
Following her illustrious career in Lubbock, Swoopes moved on to play for the Houston Comets of the WNBA. Swoopes was named most valuable player three times, was a two-time scoring champion, six-time all-star, and led the Comets to four WNBA championships.
About the NJCAA Foundation
Established in 2018, the mission of the NJCAA Foundation is to enhance the NJCAA national organization, student-athletes, member colleges and local communities through financial support, scholarships, program initiatives, and community service.