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Huntsville - Madison County Athletic HOF Member

NAME:Linda Burgess
BORN:  
INDUCTED:  2019
SPORT:  basketball
  
Linda Burgess is a 1988 graduate of Bob Jones who went from the star of her high school basketball team to a bigger star at Calhoun Community College to an even bigger star at the University of Alabama, and finally to the pinnacle of women's basketball - the WNBA. She also played volleyball and softball in high school, but basketball was always her centerpiece sport. As an All-State senior at Bob Jones in 1987-88, she averaged over 30 points a game and 20 rebounds. She became a two-time All-American at Calhoun, setting several school records, and at Alabama she averaged 20 points a game and was named All-SEC as a junior and senior. She then played professionally in Switzerland and Israel and later played four years in the WNBA. Burgess is now a teacher at Central High School in Macon, Ga.