Basketball (Men's and Women's)

Men's Basketbal

Foster M. Latimer Memorial Basketball Scholarship

Established Date:  August 29, 1997

Established By: Mike Latimer

Income from the fund will be administered by the director of athletics and shall be used at his/her discretion for special needs of the Men's Basketball Program.

Jack J. Hubbell Endowment Fund

Established Date:  September 15, 1993

Established By:  Jack J. Hubbell

Scholarships for student-athletes on the Men's Basketball Team.

Lynn H. & Karen D. Thompson Basketball Fund

Income from the fund will provide for program needs of the men's basketball program as deemed appropriate by the Head Men's Basketball Coach and approved by the Director of Athletics.  Such needs might include - but will not be limited to - scholarships, salaries, recruiting expenses, travel, equipment, and uniforms.

Mary Christiansen Endowed Basketball Scholarship

Established Date:  January 29, 1997

Established By:  Dr. Stephen Christiansen

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the men's intercollegiate basketball team and has an academic emphasis in education.  The recipient will be selected by the intercollegiate athletics department in consultation with the head basketball coach.  All NCAA rules and regulations must apply.

Renewable:  Will be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and is a member of the men's intercollegiate basketball team.

Men's Basketball

Income from this fund will provide assistance for the general needs of Missouri State University men's basketball.

Men's Basketball Scholarships/Grants-in-Aid

Income from this fund will provide scholarships/grants-in-aid for members of the Missouri State University men's basketball team.

NAIA 1952 & 1953 Basketball Champions Scholarship

This endowed fund was established in honor of the 1952 & 1953 NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship Teams.  Interest generated from this endowment will be used to provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University men's basketball team.

Noel Boyd Endowed Basketball Scholarship Fund

Established Date:  June 27, 1996

Established By:  Mr. Noel Boyd

Awarded annually to a student enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the men's intercollegiate basketball team.  Recipient will be selected by the intercollegiate athletics department in consultation with the Head Basketball Coach.  All NCAA rules and regulations must be followed.

Renewable:  May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and is a member of the men's intercollegiate basketball team.

Robert J. Bass Memorial Basketball Scholarship

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University men's basketball team.  This fund was established in memory Robert J. Bass, who was a huge Bears basketball fan.

Wayne and Melba Miller Memorial Fund

Income from this fund will provide for the needs of Missouri State University men's basketball.  This fund was established in memory of , who was a huge Bears basketball fan.

Women's Basketball

Bill J. and Doranna L. Manary Scholarship

Established Date:  March 14, 2001

Established By:  Bill and Doranna Manary

Recipient will be selected by the intercollegiate athletic department in consultation with the head coach of the Lady Bears Basketball program.  This will be available annually to a student(s) enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the Lady Bears Basketball team.  All NCAA rules and regulations must be followed.

Renewable:  Will be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Bill Wendt Memorial Lady Bears Basketball Scholarship

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team.  This fund was established in memory Bill Wendt, who was a huge Lady Bears basketball fan.

Cheryl Burnett Fund

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team. 

Biographical Information:

Cheryl Burnett set the standard for basketball excellence for MSU, the Missouri Valley Conference and across the nation during her 15-year career as head coach of the Lady Bears. Taking the reins of the program in 1987 after three seasons as an MSU assistant, she guided her teams to heights unmatched in school, state or league annals. After sub-.500 years Burnett's first two seasons at the helm of the program, the Lady Bears were off to the races. MSU posted winning seasons Burnett's last 13 years in a row, including nine campaigns of 20 or more wins, and reached postseason  play 11 of those 13 seasons. MSU won conference regular season championships in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2001; and league tournament titles in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2001. The Lady Bears advanced to the NCAA tournament second round in 1991, Final Four in 1992, Sweet 16 in 1993, second round in 1994, second round in 1995, first round in 1996, first round in 1998, second round in 1999, first round in 2000 and Final Four in 2001. MSU also had a WNIT appearance in 2002. In the Lady Bears' 1992 Final Four trip, MSU was seeded eighth in its region but beat Kansas, upset top-seeded Iowa at Iowa in the second round, and upset UCLA and Mississippi in the regional in Boulder, Colo., before losing to Western Kentucky in the national semifinals in Los Angeles. The 2001 Lady Bears were a fifth seed in their region and defeated Toledo in the first round, upset fourth-seeded Rutgers at Rutgers in the second round, defeated Duke and Washington in the regional at Spokane, Wash., and then lost to Purdue in the national semifinals in St. Louis. Burnett's MSU tenure was marked by high graduation rates of her players, undefeated home seasons, national rankings and an explosion in home attendance. The Lady Bears' season attendance average went from 881 a game her first year as head coach to 8,431 in 2001. MSU was among the top 10 in Division I attendance Burnett's last 11 seasons, including leading the nation in attendance in 1993. Burnett's tenure also included numerous all-America and academic all-America recognition for her athletes, with the most honored in the group being four-year standouts Melody Howard, Lisa Davies and Jackie Stiles. Howard set the MSU career scoring record at 1,944 points, Stiles demolished that figure with a new all-time NCAA women's basketball career scoring mark of 3,393 points, and Davies was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year as a senior. Burnett finished with a 319-136 won-lost record at MSU.

Dr. Mary Alice Cantrell Basketball Scholarship

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team.  This fund was established by Dr. Mary Alice Cantrell, who was a political science professor at Missouri State University and is huge Lady Bears basketball fan.

Dr. Mary Jo Wynn/E.R. Smith Scholarship

Established Date:  December 28, 1998

Established By:  Kay S. Wood

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a member of the Missouri State University Lady Bears Basketball team.  The Lady Bears player must meet minimum academic standards set forth by the NCAA.  Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester.  

Renewable:  May be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

James and Peggy O'Bryant Lady Bears Scholarship Fund

Established Date:  August 20, 2007

Established By:  Kay Neill

Scholarships(s) will be awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the Lady Bears Basketball team and who demonstrates financial need and meets all NCAA eligibility requirements.  Applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester.

Renewable:  This scholarship is not renewable.

Joanne W. Carson Lady Bears Basketball Scholarship

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team.  This fund was established in memory Joanne W. Carson, who was a huge Lady Bears basketball fan, long-time teacher, and high school basketball coach.  The fund was established by her sons.

Lyle and Myrtle Leisenring Memorial Scholarship

Established Date:  September 3, 1997

Established By:  Lyle Leisenring

Scholarship(s) will be awarded to a student(s) enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member(s) of the Lady Bears basketball team.  Recipient(s) must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester.  Awards will be made with regard for financial need.

Renewable:  The scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student(s) maintain satisfactory academic progress and is a member of the Lady Bears basketball team.

NCAA 1992 & 2001 Women's Final Four Basketball Scholarship

Income from this fund will provide scholarships for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team.  This scholarship fund was established in honor of the 1992 & 2001 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four teams.

Women's Basketball

Income from this fund will provide assistance for the general needs of Missouri State University women's basketball.

Women's Basketball Scholarships/Grants-in-Aid

Income from this fund will provide scholarships/grants-in-aid for members of the Missouri State University women's basketball team.

Youngblood Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established Date:  June 15, 2007

Established By:  John Youngblood

Scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to members of the Lady Bears Basketball team who are in good academic standing and meet all University and NCAA eligibility requirements.  Recipients must be enrolled at Missouri State University.

Renewable:  Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and meets all eligibility requirements.

Men's and/or Women's Basketball

Anna and Della Knox Scholarship

This scholarship fund is a charitable trust from which scholarships are given to members of the Missouri State University men's and/or women's basketball teams.  

Jack E. Weimer Family Athletics Scholarship

In January 2011, former Missouri State Men's Tennis player and current Springfield CPA, Jack Weimer established the Jack E. Weimer Family Athletics Scholarship.

The recipient of this award will be an undergraduate student properly enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the Men's Basketball team or Women's Basketball team and meets all NCAA eligibility requirements.