Rita Horky

Rita Horky
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Pan American Games
1959 Chicago USA Team Competition
Pan American Games
1963 Brazil Team Competition

Rita Horky is a former women's basketball player and coach from Blissfield, Michigan player who was elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Basketball career


Horky played for Nashville Business College. She also played for the Iowa Wesleyan College Tigerettes, an AAU team in 1959 and 1960.[1] The 5 foot 11 inch guard was named AAU All-American five times.[2] She was a Pan American gold medalist twice (1959 and 1963),[3][4] the USA's leading scorer in 1959 with 11.9 points per game,[5] and their 3rd leading scorer in 1963 with 7.7 points/game.[3] Her team finished 4th in the World Championship in 1964[6] and 11th in 1967.[7]


Rita Horky coached the Northern Illinois women's basketball team for one year in 198283, leading them to a 1314 record.

Awards and honors

In 2000, Horky was elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.[8] She was elected to the Iowa Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.[9]


  1. Iowa Wesleyan College Tigerettes at Hoopedia
  2. Ikard p 210–212
  3. 1 2 http://www.wbhof.com/horky.html
  4. "Third Pan American Games -- 1959". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. Ikard p 119
  6. "FOURTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 1964". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  7. "FIFTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN-- 1967". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  8. "WBHOF Inductees". WBHOF. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  9. Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2004, Iowa Wesleyan College


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