Queens head to Louisiana to open nationals

The second-ranked Flying Queens (13-0) – seeded fourth overall in the 48-team field –  are the top-seeded team in their three-team, opening round "pod," thus earning a first-round bye on...
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Flying Queens hold off Langston to claim third straight SAC Tourney title

Wayland Baptist fought off a spirited charge by Langston (Okla.) as the second-ranked Flying Queens secured their third straight Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship on Monday night in Hutcherson Center...
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McGhee-Pleasant, Cooper pace No. 2 Queens past No. 23 OCU in SAC semis; red-hot Langston next

Tayjanna McGhee-Pleasant and Jenna Cooper both had double-doubles, and Payton Brown almost did as they led the second-ranked Wayland Baptist Flying Queens to a convincing victory, 88-63, over No. 23 Oklahoma City University in the...
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Edgemon sisters, Ellis earn top SAC honors; Cooper, Brown, M.-Pleasant all-conference

Sisters Kaylee and Kaitlyn Edgemon were named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively, as five Flying Queens and head coach Alesha Ellis were recognized on the All-Sooner Athletic...
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No. 2 Flying Queens eliminate Panhandle State, 99-62, in SAC Tourney opener

Second-ranked Wayland Baptist exploded for 30 first-quarter points and went on to post a comfortable 99-62 win over Oklahoma-Panhandle State in the opening round of the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament...
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Top-seeded Queens, 3rd-seeded Pioneers to host SAC Tourney opening games

Wayland Baptist's Flying Queens and Pioneers this week will host first-round games at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, in the first round of the Sooner Athletic Conference basketball tournaments.
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The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation was developed for the charitable 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.