Born: January 12, 1930

Serving as Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) from 1971 to 1980, Dr. Barnes’s teams posted a 156-63 record. That 71.2% mark came against Division I and Division II schools. Against DI schools, her record was 95-33 and against Big Ten institutions, she was a perfect 8-0. Her teams qualified for the AIAW National Championship twice. Dr. Barnes is a member of 8 Halls of Fame. As a former athlete, she competed in lacrosse, field hockey, badminton and tennis.