Hiwassee Alumna Carolyn Bush-Roddy Will Be Inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame


On Monday, February 4, 2019, Hiwassee alumna Carolyn Bush-Roddy was honored with acceptance into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. This honor has come after a long and accomplished career serving in many important capacities involved in women's basketball. Bush-Roddy and the other 2019 inductees will recieve their Eastman Trophy and Baron Championship Induction Ring in a ceremony on June 8, 2019.

While at Hiwassee in 1972-1973, Bush-Roddy was awarded many honors, including the Tigrette Award, Best Defensive Player, Best Offensive Player and MVP of the National Junior College Tournament. She was also recognized as a NJCAA All-American twice. She later went on to excel at Wayland Baptist College, and was an olympic team finalist as well as a gold medalist in the 1975 Pan-American Games.

Bush-Roddy finished her career on the court for the Dallas Diamonds in the Women's Professional Basketball League, and was named the Texas Panhandle Player of the Year in 1975. She retired from playing basketball in 1982, and later served as a coach at several schools, including Roane State Community College (Assistant Coach, 1996-1997), Hiwassee College (Head Coach, 1997-2000), And Knoxville College (Head Coach, 2000-2003). In addition to her many athletic accomplishments, Bush-Roddy has put significant energy into advocating for female athletes. 

Bush-Roddy now lives with her husband in Kingston, TN, and works as a case manager for special needs individuals.


You can read more details about Carolyn Bush-Roddy's career here.