Arkansas Travelers

Basketball Team

Written by : Tina Easley

1951

#Note if someone has a better photo please let me know .

This one is in poor shape. I tried to transcribe the names from the photo ,they might not be right.

tina@grnco.net

 

From Left : Betty Johnson , ?? Millers , Dorothy Jones , Pat Johnson , Margie Dicards , Phyllis White , the last two players I couldn't make out the names.

The all - girl cagers led by Hazel Walker play under men's rules Miss Walker owner and manager formerly starred with the All - American Readheads from Arkansas

Hazel Walker , 10 times all - American and six years national free throw champ , Walker and her Arkansas Travelers 1949 runner up in the Lima City Tournament. The Travelers sport eight comely basketball stars . Among them is Mary Alice Hatcher a six -foot beauty who is a professional model in New Orleans during off-season . She is rated to be one of the greatest long-shot artists in women's basketball. Miss Walker spent 14 years in amateur ball before joining Olson's All- American Redheads which she coached for three years.