Mucker Celebrates Hoop Dreams

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From high school All-American status to the same at the college level, a former Central Georgia basketball standout continues to steal headlines well after her days in high tops.

This past Saturday, two-time state champion Tawanya Mucker-Wilson was inducted into the Middle Tennessee State Hall of Fame. Mucker-Wilson was a standout at Northeast before becoming a four-year starter for the Blue Raiders, where she broke 10 records including 60 consecutive games with a double-double in rebounds and points. The star forward also made several Ohio Valley Conference teams and in 1989 was crowned OVC player of the year.

"The biggest thing that knocked the wind out of me this weekend was when I saw hundreds of people walking around with my name and my number on their backs, saying 'Tawanya Mucker, #41 Hall of fame inductee'", says the current Bibb County educator. "I got goosebumps the whole weekend. It was euphoric. It was awesome. I was an honors student in high school at Northeast. I had great teachers and when I went to college I was well prepared to get in the classroom and work. So I wasn't just an athlete I was a scholar as well."

Mucker-Wilson credits her parents, Coach Alvin Copeland and teammates as a great support system.

She was one of 5 former student athletes inducted in Murfreesboro for the year.


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