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EST 2018

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Meet the board

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

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President

University: Temple Jr. College, UNLV 

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle

Nicknamed the "Bandit" by radio broadcaster Les Grobstein, Liz led the WBL in steals (136) the first season, and is second on the all-time steals list. At only 5'9", she also led the  Hustle in defensive rebounding the inaugural season. Liz was less than a single rebound from averaging a double-double 

(13 ppg/9.3 rpg/4.0spg)

Janie Fincher Roland

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

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Vice-President

University: Murray State College,

John F. Kennedy College, UNLV

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle, 

Washington Metros

Known as the "Blond Bomber", Janie's jump shot was picture-perfect. An all-around versatile guard on both ends of the floor, Janie and Hustle teammate Rita Easterling were considered the best guard duo in the inaugural year of the WBL. Janie averaged 16.7 ppg and 5.0 apg. She was also a first year All-Star selection and is one of thirty players to play all three years in the WBL.

Adrian Mitchell-Newell

Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter

Adrian Mitchell-Newell

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Secretary

University: Kansas

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle, 

St. Louis Streak

 Adrian was the WBL second season #2 draft pick for the Chicago Hustle. As a scorer, rebounder, and defender, Adrian brought her triple threat attack to the WBL after a record setting collegiate career at Kansas University. At only 5'9" she scored most of her points from the post position. Adrian was a WBL All-Star and All-Pro selection, averaging 10.9 ppg and 6.1 rpg.


Belinda Candler Copeland

Belinda Candler Copeland

Adrian Mitchell-Newell

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Treasurer

University: Seminole Jr. College; UNLV

WBL Team:  Houston Angels, 

Chicago Hustle

Belinda was the engine that powered the Houston Angels to the first WBL Championship while leading the team in scoring (19.9 ppg) and rebounding (10.9 rpg)  Belinda was a 2X All-Star and All-Pro while at Houston the first two seasons and considered one of the leagues best power forwards. She played her final season for the Chicago Hustle making her one of 30 women to play all three years in the WBL.


Molly Bolin Kazmer

Belinda Candler Copeland

Molly Bolin Kazmer

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University:  Grandview University

WBL Team: Iowa Cornets, 

San Francisco Pioneers

"Machine Gun Molly" was her nick name  because this quick sharp shooter could fill up a basket with high velocity and accuracy like no other in the league.  Molly played her last season with the SF Pioneers and joined the "30 Club" which is the number of women who played all three years in the WBL. A 3X All-Star and All Pro, Molly was the league Co-MVP with Ann Meyers during the 2nd season of the league. She holds the single game scoring record of 55 points and season average record of (32.8 ppg).

Janice Fuller

Belinda Candler Copeland

Molly Bolin Kazmer

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University: Seminole Jr. College; UNLV 

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle; Milwaukee Does

Janice was the ideal post player with size and mobility and was a scoring and rebounding "model" for post play. She was known for her patented bank shot but was equally at home scoring from the perimeter. Janice was drafted by the Chicago Hustle where she played her preseason, but made her mark in the WBL as a member of the Milwaukee Does where she averaged 10.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg. 

Peggie Gillom Granderson

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

Peggie Gillom Granderson

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University:  Ole Miss

WBL Team: Dallas Diamonds

Peggie entered the WBL as the all-time leading scorer (2,486) and rebounder (1,271) in Ole Miss history (male or female). She was drafted by the Dallas Diamonds for the third and final season of the WBL. Peggie was an assistant coach for the WNBA Houston Comets, an assistant for the 1990 USA Pan American team and the 2000 gold medal winning women's basketball Olympic team.

Peggy Kennedy

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

Peggie Gillom Granderson

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University: Northern Arizona

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle,

Milwaukee Does

Peggy was drafted into the WBL in its second year as part of the highly talented rookie class of the Chicago Hustle. As a versatile scorer and razor-sharp passer, Peggy energized the Hustle and fit in perfectly with the fast pace of the team. Peggy played her last year with the Milwaukee Does and had a definite impact on that team as well.

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

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University:  Albany State

WBL Team: Washington Metros, Milwaukee Does, Chicago Hustle, 

St. Louis Streak

Charlene made her debut into the WBL with the Washington Metros in its second season. After the Metros folded she was picked up by the Milwaukee Does and averaged 18.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, and was selected  MVP of the All-Star Game. Charlene then became a member of the Chicago Hustle where she averaged 15.4 ppg and 8.2 rpg. She finished out her pro career with the St. Louis Streak.

Patricia Roberts

Patricia Roberts

Charlene McWhorter Jackson

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University:  Tennessee

WBL Team: Minnesota, 

St. Louis Streak

Trish was Pat Summit's first All-American and first African-American player. She played her first two WBL seasons in Minnesota and her last year in the league in St. Louis where she averaged 16.8 ppg and 7.6 rpg. Trish was a member of the 1976 Olympic team (the first women's basketball team to participate in the Olympic games). Many believe that this team helped propel the WBL.

Retha Swindell

Patricia Roberts

Debra K. Thomas

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University:  Texas

WBL Team: Chicago Hustle, 

Dallas Diamonds

Retha is the only player in UT history to score 1500+ points (1,795) and collect 1500+ rebounds (1,759). Entering the WBL as the second season #1 draft pick for the Chicago Hustle, her  impact was immediate, averaging 9.2 ppg and 9.9 rpg. Retha was a defensive specialist, rebounder, shot blocker and adept at stealing the ball.  She finished  her professional career with the Dallas Diamonds  helping lead the team to the WBL finals.

Debra K. Thomas

Patricia Roberts

Debra K. Thomas

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University: Panola JC, Stephen F. Austin

WBL Team: Iowa Cornets

Debra K. Thomas "DK" helped guide the Cornets to consecutive Division Championship games, finishing runner-up to the first-year league champions Houston Angels and second year champions New York Stars. An athletic transitional player and a refined offensive scorer in the half court, "DK averaged 12.6 ppg making her an integral part of the Iowa Cornet machine that was one of the dominant teams in the WBL.