WAYLAND’S FLYING QUEENS MUSEUM GRAND OPENING SET FOR FEB. 18

By Phillip Hamilton PLAINVIEW – Imagine a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane flying above as you walk onto a shiny, woodenbasketball floor, where you are surrounded by historic championship memorabilia, basketball shoes, traveluniforms, and jerseys that bring collegiate sports legends to life. Imagination meets reality at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the grand opening of the…

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WAYLAND’S FLYING QUEENS MUSEUM GRAND OPENING SET FOR FEB. 18

REDIN, WEESE, ODOM NOMINATED FOR NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

What a tribute to Wayland Baptist University and the Flying Queens program to have three Naismith nominees in the 2023 class. It is also worth noting that Flying Queen All-American Cherri Rapp was an alternate on the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, which also is nominated. I truly hope we will have another reason to celebrate when the…

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REDIN, WEESE, ODOM NOMINATED FOR NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

FLYING QUEENS UPDATE: QUEENS GO 4-1 IN DECEMBER

The Queens started December losing a heartbreaker to Southwestern Christian University in overtime, 81-77, in the first of five SAC games played during the month. The team bounced back to go on a four-game win streak to finish the month at 9-4 overall and 5-2 in SAC play. Highlights of the run included beating a…

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FLYING QUEENS UPDATE: QUEENS GO 4-1 IN DECEMBER

FLYING QUEENS UPDATE – OCT./NOV. 2022

Cooper used a tough early schedule to prepare team for a long conference season. The Flying Queens opened the 2022-23 season with a win over University of the Southwest, 91-51 on October 27 and a month later, after a tough non-conference schedule, the team stands at 5-3 overall and 1-1 in Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC)…

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FLYING QUEENS UPDATE – OCT./NOV. 2022

63 YEARS OF MARRIAGE!

Congratulations to Coach Dean Weese and his wife Jo Ann as they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 25th. Here’s JoAnn’s story about how they met…… Well now…… Dean came to Alva (Okla.) the summer of ‘59 to coach a youth baseball team. I think I was walking towards the office to my job…

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63 YEARS OF MARRIAGE!

COOPER-JACKSON LOGS TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN SEASON DEBUT

No. 10 Flying Queens open with 91-51 victory over Southwest source: WBU athletics Jenna Cooper-Jackson’s name may have changed, but the quality of her play certainly didn’t. Jackson-Cooper, who got married over the summer, recorded a season-opening triple-double of 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Kaitlyn Edgemon added 22 points to lead the…

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COOPER-JACKSON LOGS TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN SEASON DEBUT

WAYLAND WAS ‘LIFE-CHANGING’ FOR HARLEY REDIN AWARD WINNER KATHY HARSTON

Harley Redin had retired from coaching by the time Kathy Harston came to Wayland Baptist to play basketball in 1976. But, much to Harston’s delight and appreciation, the esteemed Flying Queens coach was still involved with the Flying Queens program. “My freshman year I flew on the plane where Harley was a pilot. I didn’t…

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WAYLAND WAS ‘LIFE-CHANGING’ FOR HARLEY REDIN AWARD WINNER KATHY HARSTON