Gwen Proctor is the first women’s basketball player in program history to be inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame.
Proctor came to USC Upstate 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, Proctor became the first USC Upstate 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. The 605 points still stands as a school record.
Although she played just two years, she is tied for fourth all-time in free throws made (319), fifth in field goal percentage (.553) and seventh in rebounds (655).
Proctor led the then-Lady Rifles to a 42-13 record in her two seasons, including back-to-back appearances in the NAIA District Six Tournament.