FMU's Moore inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

      Tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee former Francis Marion All-American Pearl Moore was inducted as a member of the 2011 class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2011 includes Val Ackerman, Ruthie Bolton, Vicky Bullett, Muffet McGraw, Pearl Moore, and Lometa Odom. With 4,061 career points, Moore still has the most points ever for a women's college basketball player. What makes the mark even more remarkable is the fact that Moore played before the three point era.

      College Basketball TMs Career Scoring List 1. John Pierce (David Lipscomb Univ. TN) 1990-94 4,2302. Philip Hutcheson (David Lipscomb Univ. TN) 1986-90 4,1063. Pearl Moore (Francis Marion College SC) 1975-79 4,0614. Travis Grant (Kentucky State University) 1969-72 4,0455. Miriam Walker-Samuels (Claflin College SC) 1987-90 3,8556. Deb Remmerde (Northwestern " Iowa) 2004-08 3,8547. Bob Hopkins (Grambling State University) 1953-56 3,7598. Archie Talley (Salem College WV) 1973-76 3,7209. Steve Platt (Huntington College IN) 1971-74 3,70010. Pete Maravich (Louisiana State University) 1967-70 3,667 Joe Miller (Alderson-Broaddus College WV) 1954-57 3,66712. Lynette Woodard (University of Kansas) 1978-81 3,649

      In 2004, WPDE profiled the 15 greatest athletes of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand and Moore was on the list.

      WPDE 15 Greatest Athletes: Pearl Moore feature

      WPDE's 15 Greatest Athletes of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand from 2004

      #15: Reggie Sanders (Florence) - MLB

      #14: Anthuan Maybank (Georgetown) - Olympic Gold Medal

      #13: Buddy Baker (Florence) - NASCAR

      #12: Terry Kinard (Sumter) - NFL

      #11: Jumpy Geathers (Georgetown) - NFL

      #10: Willie Puddin' Head Jones (Dillon) - MLB

      #9: Bobo Newsom (Hartsville) - MLB

      #8: Pearl Moore (Florence) - women's basketball (FMU)

      #7: John Abraham (Lamar) - NFL

      #6: Levon Kirkland (Lamar) - NFL

      #5: Harry Carson (Florence) - NFL

      #4: Cale Yarborough (Sardis) - NASCAR

      #3: Freddie Solomon (Sumter) - NFL

      #2: Bobby Richardson (Sumter) - MLB

      #1: Doc Blanchard (Bishopville) - Heisman Trophy winner