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    Arkansas Legend: Blair Savage-Lansden

     

    ARKANSAS – Blair Savage-Lansden, Basketball, 1989-93
     
    Savage began her collegiate basketball career as a standout post player at Arkansas.  She capped her career in Fayetteville as the Razorbacks' 10th all-time leading scorer with 1,072 points and currently ranks among the top 25 all-time in scoring for Arkansas.
    Savage also ranks 10th all-time in rebounds (675) and in the top 20 in assists (233).
     
    She was named to Arkansas' Razorback Silver Anniversary team after averaging 9.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, while also shooting over 50 percent in her four years in Fayetteville.  
     
    Also a standout in the classroom, Savage was an Academic All-America nominee in both 1990-91 and 1991-92, the first-ever time that Arkansas had two women's basketball teammates nominated for the award.  In 1993, Savage was selected as the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Arkansas, and also received the NCAA/Entergy Winning for Life postgraduate scholarship.
     
    Savage joined the University of Memphis as an assistant coach in 1994-95 working as a restricted earnings coach for two years.  She moved to a full-time assistant position in 1996-97, a position she held until 2002-03.  Savage followed her family to Middle Tennessee State working as an assistant coach, before returning to Memphis as the head coach.