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. ...Read More
and educational purpose of providing financial support and assistance, in accordance with the rules of any applicable intercollegiate athletic association and athletic conference regulating collegiate athletics, to the “Flying Queens” women’s basketball program at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. The primary intention is to assist young women in attaining a college education, while playing on a world class basketball team.
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.