In Remembrance: Cindy Wiginton Cross, Oma Gean Holt Geis

In Remembrance: Cindy Wiginton Cross, Oma Gean Holt Geis

The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation was recently notified that Cindy Wiginton Cross, Flying Queen from 1964-65, died on Dec. 26, 2020. 
 
Cindy grew up and attended Friendship School in Oklahoma and lead her Class B Basketball team to a state championship in 1963. She received a scholarship to play basketball for the Flying Queens at Wayland Baptist College. She played in Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Russia, France, and Germany. While in Lima, Peru, she won their free-throw contest hitting 50 in a row. She was on the USA All-Star team in 1964 and 1965. While on the All-Star team, she won All-American honors in 1964 and 1965. 
 
Read Cindy’s obituary.
 
The Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation also is sad to share that Oma Gean Capps Holt Geis, Flying Queen from 1953-56, died on January 9, 2022. 
 
She was a member of the Queens’ teams that won 131 consecutive games and were inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee as Trailblazers of the Game in 2013. 
 
Read Oma Gean’s obituary.
 
Here is an excerpt from her Flying Queens story:
“I remember my first game flight. It was to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to play the Hanes Hosiery team who had beaten the Queens in the AAU National Tournament the year before by a close margin. This time, we won what was to become the first of 131 consecutive wins. That was the fall of 1953. The next loss would come at the end of the season in 1957 after winning four consecutive national championships. I was there for the first three.”
 
Read the rest of Oma Gean’s Flying Queen story.
 
 

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