Wanda Guyton was the torchbearer in many
cases for the University of South Florida
women's basketball program. She put the
program on the map and made a name for
herself on a national level.
Guyton was a member of the women’s
basketball team during the 1984-85, 1986-87
and 1988-89 seasons and played primarily as
post player who saw time as a forward and center. Her dominance of the USF record books is unparalled.
Guyton still owns 10 career records today, almost 20 seasons after completing her college eligibility. She continues to to have a positive influence on the program despite the fact that she lives overseas.
“Wanda was the first person in the history of the USF women’s basketball program to receive national recognition," said USF head coach Jose Fernandez. "She continues to be a worldwide ambassador of our! program and the University of South Florida overseas.”
Guyton completed her playing career at USF as the all-time leading scorer in the program’s history with 1,820 career points
Guyton was the program’s all-time leading scorer from the 1988-89 campaign until Jessica Dickson broke the record during the 2006-07 season.
In addition (as of the beginning of the 2008-09 season) Guyton was ranked as the following among USF’s career leaders (category (rank, stat)):
97-91 GP-GS, 743-1,263 FG-FGA, 0-1 3FG-3FGA, 346-540 FT-FTA, 1,820 Points ... Only USF women’s basketball player to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds
Was selected as a Kodak All-America honorable mention in 1989
Was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year (1989)
Was a three-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection, first team (1988-89) and second team (1986-86, 1987-88)
Was a Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament selection (1989)
Was an inaugural member of the WNBA playing for the Houston Comets (1997-99).
Was a member of the Comets first two WNBA World Championship team’s (1997-98)
Also played with the Detroit Shock (2000)
Played in Germany helping her club team to four league championships and a German Cup Championship.
Was also selected the league and Finals MVP
Was the FIBA Cup’s top rebounder three times
Also played in Japan, Spain and Italy
Is currently an assistant coach/player in Germany and arguably the most recognizable women’s basketball player in the country
Was selected to the Tampa Tribune’s All-Hillsborough County All-Century Team (#64) during the 2008 Women’s Final Four
Is the only USF women’s basketball player to have her number retired and one of just four men’s or women’s to have the honor bestowed.