BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 11, 2022) — In conjunction with the Southeastern Conference’s 50th anniversary of Title IX celebration, a distinguished group of individuals from all 14 SEC member institutions will be honored during the 2022 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 2-6, in Nashville, Tenn.
Known as SEC Trailblazers, this group has contributed to the advancement of women and the growth of women’s athletics at their universities and within the Southeastern Conference.
Each trailblazer will be honored on court during half-time of their team’s first game of the tournament, as well as with the full group of honorees on semifinal Saturday.
The SEC will have a year-long celebration of the anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation enacted half a century ago that has had a dramatic and lasting impact on opportunities for women in collegiate athletics.
Under the banner of “50th Anniversary of Title IX: Creating Opportunities,” the SEC’s celebration will include recognitions at Conference championship events, commemoration of achievements through online and social media channels, commemorative memorabilia and a collaboration with the SEC Network highlighting the advancement of women’s sports.
Below is the list of the SEC Trailblazers:
Sarah Patterson, Alabama
Marie Robbins, Alabama
Bev Lewis, Arkansas
Linda Bedford-Jackson, Arkansas
Dr. Jane Moore, Auburn (deceased)
Meredith Jenkins, Auburn (deceased)
Susan Nunnelly, Auburn
Jeremy Foley, Florida
Ann Marie Rogers, Florida
Liz Murphy, Georgia (deceased)
Carla Williams, Georgia
Bernadette Locke-Mattox, Kentucky
Mitch Barnhart, Kentucky
D-D Breaux, LSU
Joyce Walker, LSU
Samye Johnson, Mississippi State
Ann Carr, Mississippi State
Jean Cerra, Missouri
Joann Rutherford, Missouri
Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Ole Miss
Lynnette Johnson , Ole Miss
Dawn Ellerbe, South Carolina
Sheila Foster, South Carolina
Pat Summitt, Tennessee (deceased)
Joan Cronan, Tennessee
Vicki Brown Sobecki, Texas A&M
Brenda Goldsmith Hocott, Texas A&M
Sharon Shields, Vanderbilt
Teresa Lawrence Phillips, Vanderbilt