A USPS employee was recently honored for her professional basketball career, more than three decades after she retired from the court.
Angela Scott, a Capitol Heights, MD, retail associate, played for the California Dreams and the Dayton Rockettes, two Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL) teams.
At a ceremony this month in Knoxville, TN, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame recognized Scott and other WBL players as “trailblazers of the game.” The WBL existed from 1978-1981 and was the nation’s first professional women’s basketball league.
“Before the WBL, there were no professional leagues for women to look forward to,” Scott said.
She joined the WBL after playing basketball for the University of Maryland, where she once recorded 24 rebounds in a single game — a record that stood for 37 years.
In addition to her time with the WBL, Scott played professionally in Germany before joining USPS in 1993.
Another postal employee, Florence, SC, Custodian Pearl Moore, also played in the WBL and is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Although Scott’s professional playing days are over, she said the love of the game is still “in my blood.”
She’s happy she got to do what many only dream of: Get paid to travel and play ball.
“When I first started this game, I had no idea that because of the things that I achieved over the course of my playing career, I’d end up in a hall of fame,” she said.