Sharon Parks '83
Year: 1996
Team: basketball, volleyball
  • Played three sports at Guilford and achieved success both on the field and in the classroom.
  • She became the first three-time Academic All-America selection in Guilford history in volleyball and basketball and received All-Carolinas Conference basketball recognition in her rookie and senior seasons.
  • As a senior, the hot-shooting Thomasville native led the basketball team in scoring (13.4 ppg.) field goal percentage (.486) and free throw percentage (.818).
  • She also played on Guilford’s first varsity softball teams and received the Nereus C. English Athletic Leadership Award.
  • Went on to a successful teaching and coaching career at Southern Guilford (NC) High School where she has won Volleyball Coach of the Year honors four times, including 1995.
  • As was the case when she was a student, she continues to excel in the classroom where she received the 199-96 Southern Guilford Teacher of the Year award.