Flying Queens Own Prominent Place in New Basketball Book

Flying Queens own prominent place in new basketball book

source: WBUathletics.com

The Wayland Baptist Flying Queens have a prominent place in a new book, “Where Girls’ Basketball Rules,” a look into girls’ and women’s basketball on the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas.

In Where Girls’ Basketball Rules, author Dr. Rickey L. Harman, a native of Happy, gives a history of the Panhandle & South Plains of Texas girls’ basketball from 1930 to 2020. He spotlights many of the great coaches, teams, and players who have made the Panhandle & South Plains area the No. 1 in girls’ basketball in the state of Texas.

The Flying Queens are spotlighted in two chapters, while former coaches Harley Redin and Dean Weese, former Queen Bee Marsha Sharp, and former Pioneer Joe Lombard are featured in their own chapters.

For nearly a century the Panhandle & South Plains of Texas has ruled girls’ basketball in the state of Texas. The Panhandle & South Plains of Texas, with nine percent of the high schools in Texas, has won 40 percent of the UIL state championships and played in the state finals nearly 60 percent of the time.

The four universities have been just as dominating. Wayland Baptist University won 10 AAU national championships and nine runners-up, holds the national collegiate record with 1,682 (and counting) victories, and finished as the NAIA Division I national runner-up twice. Texas Tech University boasts an NCAA Division I national championship. West Texas A&M is the only university in Texas with an NCAA Division II national runner-up, and has done it twice. Lubbock Christian University is the only university in Texas with an NCAA Division II national championship, and has won two of these championships plus an NAIA Division I runner-up.

Where Girls’ Basketball Rules is available for purchase on Amazon in three formats: EBOOK, Paperback, and Hard Cover. The book also is available on www.rickeyharman.com or by contacting the author at r.harman@charter.net.

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