October 15, 2011

Christy Hedgpeth inducted into hall of fame

Long-time Cardinal fans may remember Christy Hedgpeth (Stanford '94) as a member of Stanford's second national championship team. Or seeing her play for the ABL Seattle Reign for three years.

Before her professional and collegiate basketball careers, Christy was a stellar basketball player at Westchester Academy in Davdison County, North Carolina.

Last night she was inducted into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame. Read more...

    An earlier article in The-Dispatch that included bios of the prospective inductees had this to say of Christy's accomplishments:

    Sometimes you never know where greatness will reveal itself. And sometimes, it comes from unexpected places.

    Thomasville’s Christy Hedgpeth had a stellar basketball career at High Point’s generally overlooked Westchester Academy, where she scored a career high of 3,131 points from 1986 to 1990.

    Indeed, as a 5-foot-10 sharpshooting guard, she helped guide the Wildcats to a 26-2 record and a 1-A independent school state championship in 1990. She was named The Dispatch All-Davidson County Player of the Year while averaging 32.2 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, as well as six assists and five steals per game.

    She was also the Guilford County player of the year and the recipient of The Winston-Salem Journal’s Mary Garber Award for top female basketball player.

    She was also Westchester’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Year from 1987 through 1990.

    A talented athlete, Hedgpeth also excelled on the tennis court where she was named the team’s most valuable player from 1987 through 1990. She also won a doubles state title in both 1988 and 1989.

    Heavily recruited by major college basketball programs, including Duke and Wake Forest, Hedgpeth elected to attend Stanford University on a full scholarship. Good choice. The team made it to the NCAA Final Four in 1991 and won the NCAA championship in 1992.

    She was ESPN’s ESPY nomination for women’s basketball player of the year in 1992. In addition, she was All-PAC-10 in 1994 and the team captain that year. She scored 1,387 career points for the Cardinal.

    She played for the Seattle Reign of the American Basketball League from 1996-1998.

    Hedgpeth is now living in Baltimore, Md., where she is the senior director of marketing for Under Armour.

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