Sandra HodgeBasketball Player, 1980-87
University of New Orleans/Harlem Globetrotters
Sandra Hodge, a native of Clinton, Miss., played basketball for the Buc-kettes from 1980-84 and holds virtually every school scoring record. She also ranks in the top five on UNO’s career lists for rebounds, assists and steals.
Her 26.7 career scoring average is second in Division I women’s history since the NCAA began compiling official statistics in the 1981-82 season, behind Patricia Hoskins of Mississippi Valley State (28.4). Entering the 2009 season, Hodge’s 2,860 career points ranks 11th all-time in Division I history.
The 5-foot-9 forward-guard led UNO to an 88-29 record in four seasons, winning 20 games every year. To date, Hodge ranks first in field goals (1,179), second in rebounds (948), second in steals (239) and second in free throw percentage (81 percent).
Hodge would later become one of the few women to ever play for the previously all-male Harlem Globetrotters. Additionally, she had her number retired on February 23, 1989.