This Site Is Dedicated to Bettye J. McClendon
Dr. McClendon-This is Bettye J. McClendon. She was the first female official to referee a men's college basketball game on any level. She has a basketball tournament named after her at Morris Brown College called The Bettye J. McClendon Classic. Listen to Part I of an interview with McClendon in the Sentry Sound section. Photo copyright 1998, Outwrite. Picture courtesy of Bryan Steven Follins (Nov. 13)

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Bettye J. McClendon
was the first female in the United States to officate a NCAA men's basketball game. But her accomplishments did not begin or stop there. Part I of a three-part interview. File size: 592k. Download time: three minutes. File name: Bmac.wav

Sentry history took place Saturday, Jan. 31, in Albany, GA. That night, the Albany State and Fort Valley State women's basketball teams met in a first place showdown in the SIAC. The score was tied 71-71 with five seconds left. Albany State would win the game 73-71. Who was the heroine for ASU??? Click on the link below to find out. The Sentry would like to thank Albany State sports information director Edythe Y. Bradley and athletics director Craig Curry for their cooperation in this venture. Albany State vs. Fort Valley women-Jan. 31, 1998. Hear the last 1:16 of the game. Size of the file: 1.1 megabyte-five minute max download.
Play-by-play done by "The Unknown Announcer" (losing his voice and audio as the game came to an end.) Note: the file name once again is Asu.wav

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