Jill Rankin Schneider

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Jill Rankin Schneider



Class of 2008


• One of the few athletes ever to be named as Kodak All-American and Wade Trophy finalist at two different universities: Wayland Baptist College (1978-79) and the University of Tennessee (1979-80); also played in the Final Four for both schools

• Scored 1000 points in a single season and was named MVP at Wayland in 1978-79; scored a total of 2,851 career points at Wayland and Tennessee

• Selected as the Lady Vol MVP at Tennessee and voted MVP of the Southeastern Conference Tournament in 1980

• Gold Medalist in both the 1979 World Championships in Korea and the William R. Jones Cup in Taiwan; Silver Medalist in the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico

• Co-captain of the 1980 Olympic Team; gold medalist in Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Bulgaria prior to the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Games.

• Was inducted into the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

• Worked for one year as a graduate assistant at Tennessee; served as an assistant coach at Texas for five years, including the 1986 undefeated season; entered high school coaching in 1986

• Currently a high school girls’ basketball coach in Lubbock Texas


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