and educational purpose of providing financial support and assistance to the “Flying Queens” women’s basketball program at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, in accordance with the rules of any applicable intercollegiate athletic association and athletic conference regulating collegiate athletics. The Corporation’s primary intent is to assure young women play on a first-class basketball team with special experiences while attaining a college education. The Corporation also helps to preserve the unique history of the Flying Queens’ program, and works in various ways to help secure the future of the Wayland Baptist University Flying Queens.
Wayland gave women full basketball scholarships in the 1950s, 25 years before the Title IX was passed.
These women went on to be leaders in women’s sports when Title IX was implemented to setup women’s athletic programs across the nation.
Harley Redin was instrumental in getting colleges to allow women to play basketball before Title IX -- starting the NWIT in Amarillo Texas.
Harley Redin was also a leader in changing rules for women to play the 5 player full court game.
The Flying Queens are the ONLY team in collegiate basketball history (men or women) to record a 131 game consecutive winning streak (1953-58). In 2013 the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame honored this winning streak.
The Wayland Team is the winningest team in women's college basketball. In the 2017-18 season, the Flying Queens have posted over 1600 wins, around 300 more wins than the nearest competitors.
The Wayland Team has won 19 National Championships.
The Flying Queens' program has had eight individuals inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Members of the Wayland Hutcherson Flying Queens have received 197 All-American Awards.