Hall of Fame

Mary Lou Woods Gilmond, Class of 1941

Induction Class of 2005
Basketball & Track

Mary Lou’s freshman year she helped the Trojanettes win the colleges’ first-ever Women’s State Basketball Championship title. The 1939-1940 team went undefeated, capturing the Mississippi Valley Conference title along the way. Woods’ sophomore year the team fell one game shy of repeating State Champions. Woods also ran track and was a member of the “S” Club.

In the fall of 1942, she was working in Memphis and playing on a professional basketball team when WWII started. The team won the league championship, and Woods went to work at the Army and Air Force Depot in Memphis. She was later able to take a civil service job at the Army Depot in Miami, FL where she met her husband Bob Gilmond. The couple married in 1946 and moved the next year to California where they have lived ever since.

Mary Lou Woods Gilmond was a volunteer at the Community Hospital for 20 years and area chair of the Southern California Church Women United. She has served as President and Vice-President of the Republican Women and was nominated for Republican Woman of the Year.

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