Former Lady Brave Regina Wells Huston goes into SWAC Hall of Fame
Being enshrined in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame was always a priority for former Alcorn State University Lady Braves basketball player Regina Wells Huston.
“I always wanted it to happen,” said Huston, who played for Alcorn from 1982-86. “I felt that my performance and accolades would one day be recognized by others.”
Huston will officially be inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame Legends in Houston, TX. on December 4 for her outstanding effort on the basketball court. The event will be one of many leading up to the SWAC football championship game on December 6.
During her playing days, Huston was named SWAC Co Rookie of the Year for the 1982-83 season. Her skills earned her a spot on the SWAC All tournament 1st team in 1985. She led the SWAC in women’s statistics in assists, steals and free throw percentages for three straight years.
Huston is thrilled about reaching this milestone in her career.
“It is an ultimate honor to be recognized by the conference I played in. It means so much to me. It shows that my effort spoke volumes.”
Although she made a name for herself with her skills, Huston recognized her former teammates and head coach for playing an important role in her success.
“I had the honor of playing with some great players such as Ella Pearl Williams, Venita Bowie, Laura Carson, Iris Floyd Kyle, Diane Fuller, Teresa Hooker and others,” said Huston. “None of this would have happened without my coach Shirley Walker, who put in the work to make me a better student athlete. I owe this award to them as well because without them, this honor would not have been possible.”
Huston believes that winning this award will provide opportunities for more female athletes to be inducted. She also believes that this will give her alma mater some recognition.
“This will allow the doors to be opened for other female athletes. Being only the second female athlete to be inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame is also an honor for the Alcorn State University women’s program.”