Penny Welsh

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Penny Welsh starred at the highest levels of college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh (1979-81) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1981-83), scoring
1,824 points and collecting 960 rebounds over her college career. As a standout at St. Elizabeth High School, she twice was named Delaware’s high school Player of the Year for the Vikings. She was
Pitt’s Most Valuable Player as a freshman and was honorable mention All-American as a soph¬omore. She collected 860 points and 533 rebounds over her two years, leading the Panthers to impressive
records of 22-11 and 21-7 and to the post-season in both seasons. She then moved west and led UNLV in scoring as a junior (477) and senior (517). Her 19.9 points per game output in her senior year,
when she led the Runnin’ Rebels to a 24-4 record, was the university’s fourth highest to that point. Her 85 steals that year were also a school record. She still ranks 12th in scoring and 11th in
rebounding in UNLV history. Delaware’s high school Player of the Year at St. Elizabeth in 1978 and 1979, she led the state with 432 points in 19 regular season games (22.7 ppg) as a senior, including
a 41-point outburst at Notre Dame (Pa.), and gathered 19 rebounds per game. She led St. Elizabeth to victory at the 1979 state title game after taking the Vikings to a berth in the 1978 championship
game, the tournament’s first sellout.



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