Power Women of Queens: Lucille Kyvallos

In this episode of Power Women of Queens, I meet with Lucille Kyvallos, a retired Queens College Faculty and Women’s Basketball Coach. A pioneer and legend in her time at Queens College, Lucille Kyvallos brought women’s collegiate basketball before the nation in the early 1970s. Her Queens College Women’s Team appeared in the first ever, Madison Square Garden women’s collegiate basketball game drawing just under 12,000 spectators in 1975. She developed as an Olympian athlete, several All Americans and coached the USA Women’s Basketball Team, winning the silver medal in the 1977 World University Games. The Queens College main basketball court is now affixed with her name, “Lucille Kyvallos Basketball Court" in her honor.

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