• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles

Denise Boll Baker '84Denise Boll Baker '84

Women's basketball

Among the purest jump shooters to ever wear a Central uniform, Baker started all 99 games of her collegiate women's basketball career. Her collegiate coach, Gary Boeyink, described her shooting form as "poetry in motion." Baker's 1,547 points stood for a decade as the school's career scoring mark and she set the single-game scoring record (36) in 1981 as well as the season free throw record (83.5 percent) in 1982-83. She was the top scorer on Central's 1983 Iowa Conference championship team which gained the program's first NCAA tournament berth, and Baker led the league that year in field goal percentage at 62.9. A two-time first-team all-league pick, she was also a two-time academic all-America selection. Baker is an elementary school teacher in Conyers, Ga.


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