Gwendolyn Whiteside-Proctor came to USCS in the fall of 1985 on a basketball scholarship and wrapped up her playing career in 1987 after breaking more than a dozen school records. A two-time All-America selection, Whiteside-Proctor became the first USCS female athlete to earn such an honor when she was named to the American Women's Sports Foundation First team in 1985-86. She set 14 school records in her junior season alone, when she scored 605 points and grabbed 377 rebounds in 30 games, records that still stand today. Although she played just two years, she is tied for first all-time in free throws made (319), third in free throw percentage (.704), and fourth in rebounds (655) and field goal percentage (.553). She led the Lady Rifles to a 42-13 record in her two seasons, including back-to-back appearances in the NAIA District Six Tournament. After earning her bachelor's degree in education, she has been a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels. She has also been a basketball coach at the high school and collegiate levels.