Stacey Gaudet – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Crescent City Baptist High School/Tulane University
Stacey Gaudet, a star guard for Tulane University from 1983-87, was the sixth Louisiana women’s basketball player in NCAA history to score 2,000 or more points and she was also the first player, male or female, in Tulane basketball history to score 2,000 points. She was a Women’s Sports Federation All-American in 1987, the first for a Tulane woman.
Gaudet finished her career at the top of the Green Wave charts in scoring (2,080 points, third all-time as of 2020) and points per game (18.6, still number one at Tulane as of 2020). She was also number one in rebounds (720, currently ninth) and field goals (757, now second), second in free-throw percentage (.805, currently fifth) and third in assists (375, now No. 11).
On the single-season charts, Gaudet’s 599 points in 1985-86 set the school record which she broke with 609 points her senior year. She still ranks fifth and 10th all-time. Her 215 rebounds as a senior also set the school mark. She is one of four Tulane players in history with 100-plus assists in three different seasons. She also had 50 steals as a senior, the first year that statistic was official. She was ranked in the top 20 nationally for free-throw percentage four consecutive years.
Stacey Gaudet at Crescent City Baptist. Photo by David Leeson for the Times-Picayune.
The 5-9 Gaudet broke Tulane’s career scoring mark in her junior year. That same year she had a pair of 34-point games as she led the Green Wave to a 16-12 record to match the school-record for victories.
She was inducted into Tulane’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. Her jersey number 10 was also retired by the school.
A product of Crescent City Baptist High School, she was a three-time all-state player and also broke the 2,000-point barrier for the Pioneers. In one memorable game, C.C. Baptist defeated an opponent 32-30, with Gaudet scoring 30 of her school’s points.
After her Tulane career, she remained active in basketball, coaching on the AAU and high school level and serving as a television analyst.