Lillian (Nessie) V. Harris, Class of '81 (Basketball)
Nessie Harris was named State Player of the Year and an All-American in 1978-79 and became one of the nation's top front court players. Behind Harris, the CofC women's basketball team began an amazing run of three-straight AIAW national title-game appearances and a 32-8 campaign. In that same 1979-80 season, Harris was again honored as state MVP. She graduated as a two-time All-American and four-time all-state performer. Her 1,796 career points rank among the top 5 in the CofC annals and her honored jersey hangs from the rafters at TD Arena. After playing at the college level, Harris would continue her career in the professional ranks playing for the Minnesota Fillies of the Women's Professional Basketball League.