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Connie Goins – Western Hills – 1982 Miss KY Basketball


Happy Birthday to Miss KY Basketball 1982 Connie Goins!  Connie is listed in the KHSAA Basketball Record Book 4 times for her amazing free throw abilities and for scoring 2,928 points during her career at Western Hills High School.  Goins went on to play for Duke where she was a four-time All-ACC Honor Roll student-athlete and finished her career ranked second in school history in both points and assists, and eighth in rebounds.

She was named the team’s captain for the 1985-86 year, when she guided the Blue Devils to their first national ranking in school history. Duke appeared at No. 20 in the Associated Press poll Jan. 12, 1986.  She was inducted in 2010 into the sixth annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.  She returned home to Kentucky and has spent her professional career in Kentucky state government.