Santa Rita's Paula Pyers during practice on April 11, 1984. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

In 1984, Pyers scored 50 points at Santa Rita High School, then the highest total in a single game in state girls basketball history. She led the Eagles to a 28-0 season in 1984, and scored 2,082 points, then the top figure in state history. She played four years at USC, and won back-to-back NCAA titles. She also played on the USC women’s soccer team, and later played professionally in Switzerland.