Rita Horky

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Rita Horky
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1959 Chicago USA Team Competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 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[edit]


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 1982–83, leading them to a 13–14 record.

Awards and honors[edit]

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. ^ a b 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


  • Ikard, Robert W. (2005). Just for Fun: The Story of AAU Women's Basketball. The University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 978-1-55728-889-9. 

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