Terralyn Edwards Henry to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Terralyn Edwards Henry will be inducted into the Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame on March 4, at 6 p.m. at the Kirbo Center to honor her achievements in athletics.

Terralyn graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1979. She letter in basketball, excelled in school, and was voted “best all around”.

She was a star player on the Bainbridge Bearkittens basketball team. She averaged 18.2 points-per-game in the 1977-1978 season, and averaged 15.3 points-per-game in the 1978-1979 season. She was the Albany Christmas Tournament MVP in 1978 and 1979, and was 1-AAA All-Region Basketball Team in both the 1977-1978 season and 1978-1979. She had the best free-throw percentage for three seasons straight, from 1976-1979 at BHS, and was a member of the team that reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

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After her time at BHS, she went on to play basketball at Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia. She continued her athletic success there, setting the season scoring record with 24.2 points-per-game in the 1979-1980 season. She also set the school record for free-throws made and attempted in a game, season, and career. She set the record for games with 20 or more points for both a single season and a career with 22 games with over 20 points scored.

She was not strictly offensive though. She averaged 11.8 rebounds a game in her career. She was all conference from 1979 to 1982, she was nominated to the All-Tournament team for the 1981-1982 season, and was the player of the year for the same season.

She graduated from Armstrong State with a B.S. degree in math and computer science in 1983, and went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1998.

Between then and now she has served as the co-chair on the Olympia High School Advisory Council, served on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Boys and Girls Club, and coached voluntarily for the YMCA basketball and volleyball leagues.

She also served as a young adult Sunday school teacher and also was the leader of young adult ministry at Shiloh Baptist Church.

She now lives in Orlando, Florida, and works as a Delivery Project Executive for IBM Global Services.

All of the scoring records and player awards landed Edwards in the first ever Armstrong State Sports Hall of Fame Class in 1955.

Pick-up next weeks edition to read about the fourth inductee, Bobby Fiveash.