TTalk with Barbara Farris: Secrets to Turning Setbacks to Gold

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Barbara Farris has had an exceptional basketball career as a player, coach, and champion on various levels despite starting late at age thirteen. Her experiences playing and coaching basketball globally demonstrate its role in her personal growth, as well as the profound impact she has had on her players and the community, exemplifying the importance of being more than just an athlete but a beacon of inspiration for others. The conversation with Barbara celebrates the joys and challenges of basketball while also spotlighting the long-term influence of supporting women’s sports and the growth of individuals involved.

During her Tulane career, Barbara started in 114 games and scored 1,729 points, making 408 out of 684 free throw attempts, which is second on the record charts; she also had Tulane’s second-highest career totals of rebounds (939), offensive rebounds (351), defensive rebounds (588), free throws made (408) and free throws attempted (684). She averaged 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in her career, becoming the only player in school history to achieve all-conference honors all four years. She still holds the school’s career field-goal percentage record (63.7 percent). For all of these reasons, and for her outstanding leadership skills, she was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. 

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