Flying Queen


Linda Pickens Price



Linda Pickens Price attended Woodland School, Oklahoma, graduating as valedictorian and leading her basketball team to a state championship. A Flying Queen from 1966-69, she earned AAU All-American, was co-captain for two years and graduated cum laude in three years. Price married husband Ben in 1968, breaking Wayland’s “no marriage” barrier for women athletes.

Prices later earned a master’s degree from Tulane and built a respected career in human services advancing treatments and reform for persons with mental illness. She worked as chief administrator for the Harris County Psychiatric Center, clinical director of MHMRA Children’s Services, clinical assistant professor (UTHSC-H), private psychotherapist, and is currently owner/CEO of Pickens-Price Enterprises.

Achievements include Wayland’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Athletic Hall of Honor inductee, Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, and member of the 1948-82 Flying Queen Era Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2019).

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Houston, TX