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WHITE, SHERRY RANEY - COACHING/BASKETBALL

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WHITE, SHERRY RANEY – Coaching/Basketball – Arkansas Tech University – 1978—1982: Sherry was a 3-time All-District player for Bruno-Pyatt High School, 1978 All-District MVP and an All-State selection. Sherry played her collegiate career at Arkansas Tech University where she is the second all-time leading scorer in the 39-year history of Arkansas Tech University Women’s Basketball with 2,248 points She is the fourth all-time leading basketball scorer in Arkansas Tech’s history (men or women). During her four-year career from 1978-82, Sherry helped Arkansas Tech to a 102-15 overall record and a 62-10 mark in AWISA Conference play. Sherry became Tech’s first-ever All-American in women’s basketball in 1980 and became the school’s first-ever three-time All-American selection in women’s basketball (1980-82). In addition to being the school’s first-ever three-time All-American, Sherry also became and still is the school’s only four-time All-Conference selection. She helped lead Tech to the 1980 AIAW National Championship Tournament and helped Tech win four consecutive conference championships. Sherry is second in school history in career scoring average at 19.7 points per game and is second on the school’s all-time field goals attempted (1,568), field goals made (895) for 57.1% and free throws attempted (641), free throws made (458), 71.5%. Sherry is also tied for third in career rebounding with 842. She had four 30-plus scoring games in her Tech career, including a career high 37-point outburst against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 1979, which is tied for the sixth on the school’s single-game chart. Sherry helped guide Tech to its first-ever 20-win season and led the Golden Suns to four consecutive 20-plus win seasons. In her four years at Tech, Sherry had a 50-4 record in home games played at Tucker Coliseum, including being a part of a 27 straight home win streak from Feb. 13, 1978 – March 27, 1980, which is the third-longest home winning streak in Arkansas Tech history. Sherry’s single season top 5 records include: scoring (725), points per game (22.7), free throws (163), free throw attempts (219) all during the 1980-81 season. Sherry went on to coach girls high school basketball at Hot Springs, Harrison, Fort Smith Southside, and currently coaches at Russellville. Her teams at Hot Springs won one 3A State Championship (1990), Harrison four 4A State Championships (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004), Ft. Smith Southside one 7A State Runner-Up (2013), and Russellville one 6A State Runner-Up (2015). Sherry has also been
selected as the Head Coach for the AHSCA All-Star Basketball Game three times (1985, 2001, 2004), and Assistant Coach two times (1990, 2000). Sherry was a three-time 4A Coach of the Year (2000, 2001, 2002), Arkansas’s Outstanding Girls Basketball Coach (1990) and Outstanding Coach in Girls Athletics (2001).

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