Alline Banks Sprouse

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Alline Banks Sprouse


Class of 2000


• Garnered AAU All-America honors 11 consecutive years (1940-1950) and was tabbed as the Most Valuable Player at the AAU National Tournament nine times

• Earned national acclaim as an honorable mention All-American in 1939, playing in her first AAU national tournament as a 16-year old high schooler

• Played with four different teams during her basketball career including Nashville Business College (1939-42, 1949-50), Vultee Aircraft (1943-45), Nashville Goldblumes (1946), and Atlanta Sports Arena Blues (1947-48)

• Played on five AAU national championship teams (1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, and 1950)

• Turned in a legendary performance with a 56-point showing in a single game, shooting left-handed due to an injured right shoulder


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