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Lisa Collins – Laurel County – 1980 Miss KY Basketball

It was 40 years ago when Lisa Collins from Laurel County was named 1980 Miss Kentucky Basketball.  Prior to that, Lisa’s team had won three consecutive KHSAA State Championships in 1977, 1978 & 1979.  She scored 140 Sweet Sixteen career points. Lisa was named a three time All-Stater and was a member of the KHSAA All-Tournament Team in 1979.  She helped create a legacy at Laurel County, which holds the record for the most KHSAA State Tournament Championships with five, and the most consecutive wins with 73.  Laurel County won its last 21 games in 1977-78, went 36-0 in 1978-79, then won its
first 16 games in 1979-80.

Collins went on to become a four-year star at the University of Kentucky from 1980-1984.  She played in 115 career games scoring 952 points.