Betty Lou Raker Women's Basketball Scholarship

Recipient must be a returning Chico State women’s basketball player. The emphasis should be on selecting a recipient who is a team player and a student of the game. Also the recipient should indicate a career interest in coaching.

The intent of this scholarship is to honor the memory of Dr. Betty Lou Raker and her significant impact on the evolution of women’s basketball at Chico State. Dr. Raker played basketball at both Chico High School and Chico State. After college she continued to play for a time in the Sacramento Women’s Basketball League. Dr. Raker went on to coach the women’s basketball, track, softball and field hockey teams at Chico State. She became a “coach of coaches” and was invited to teach basketball at the annual Cal Poly Physical Education Workshop.