Reception Honoring Soon to be Inductee in Southern University Athletic Hall of Fame to be Held Tomorrow

A Reception Honoring Former Arcadia High School Lady Hornets State Champion basketball player Rolanda Monroe will be held Saturday, August 20 at 4:00 pm at the Arcadia Town Hall Council Chambers located at 1819 South Railroad Avenue.  This Fall, Ms. Monroe will be inducted into Southern University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  Ms. Monroe was born and raised in Arcadia. 

On January 6, 2010, Ms. Monroe became the all-time leading scorer in Southern University women’s basketball history as she scored 15 points to lead the Jaguars over Jackson State University 61-55. 

“Rolanda is a wonderful person I wish I could adopt her as my daughter,” said head coach Sandy Pugh following the game. “It’s awesome that a player I recruited would be able to come here and get a record like that. You always tell recruits that they can come to your school and do some special things but to actually see it is exciting.”

College Highlights:

  • Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2002, 2003)
  • Named to the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First Team (2004, 2005)
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year (2004, 2005)

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