50 Years of Title IX: Debbie Miller-Palmore

ByLois C

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In the subject of all-time greats in Boston University Athletics heritage, Debbie Miller-Palmore is surely in the discussion.

A 5-11 ahead from the Bronx, Miller-Palmore started all 4 years for the BU women’s basketball team from 1977-81, leading the crew in scoring, rebounding and every single other offensive group each and every year while gathering 4 team MVP awards. She was fourth in the nation in rebounding her junior 12 months and third in the nation her senior yr. With Miller-Palmore in the lineup, the Terriers compiled a report of 66 wins and 33 losses, produced it to the Jap finals 3 of her 4 many years and skilled for the AIAW National Event one year.

A 4-time Kodak District I-A All-Region collection, Miller-Palmore gained All-The united states honors her junior and senior yrs and was twice named a finalist for the Margaret Wade Trophy, specified to the nation’s major player. She also represented the United States on several nationwide groups and was selected to the 1980 U.S. Olympic Staff just before the boycott. 

Miller scored 1,864 factors through her BU job and added 1,198 rebounds. She averaged 20. details and 12.9 rebounds per video game for her job and also had 477 helps, 428 steals and 260 blocked photographs.

She competed professionally in the two Europe and South The us before helping to pioneer the American Basketball League, the place she served as general supervisor for the Atlanta Glory. 

In 2008, Miller-Palmore started the Top of the Crucial Foundation, which is targeted on providing monetary help and opportunities for athletes to participate in programs that promote skill and character growth. 

The 1st woman to be inducted into the BU Athletic Corridor of Fame from the modern day period, Miller was awarded the Scarlet Crucial in 1981 and was a two-time winner of the Mildred Barnes Award, supplied to BU’s best female athlete, in addition to getting the receiver of the Gretchen Schuyler Award, specified to the top rated woman scholar-athlete in the senior course.

By Lois C