The First Dynasty of Women’s Basketball

Rebecca Lobo explains how Wayland Baptist University's women's basketball team changed the game for future generations.
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Let’s Celebrate Coach Redin!

The letter posted below about the $100 DOLLARS and 100 CARDS FOR 100 YEARS campaign was sent to many of you via the US mail on July 22, 2019.  If...
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Guide to the Naismith Enshrinement Weekend

Wayland University and the Flying Queens Foundation have worked together to prepare the following guide to the Naismith Enshrinement weekend to be posted on all of our social media outlets. ...
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1948-82 Flying Queens inducted into Naismith

April 6, 2019 – Wayland Baptist University’s the Flying Queens 1948-1982 (the AAU and AIAW eras, will be enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame September 6, 2019...
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2019 Golf Tournament

We are hosting the Second Annual 2019 Hutcherson Flying Queen Foundation Golf Tournament on Monday, July 8th at 9am. We hope you will participate as a player, or a sponsor,...
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  • 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.