TriCounty Community Guide 50 Greatest Sports Figures in the Tri-County - Page 5

Akins Hope Peace Akins Peace Akins led her team to Whitley County’s fi rst Regional Title and helped her squad bring home the only team state title in the 53-year history of the school. She scored over 1000 career points and despite being a perimeter player she still holds the school record for career fi eld goal percentage at over 54 percent. Her 162 assists in a season is still the fourth best mark all time, and her 369 career assists currently ranks as the third best total. After her junior season, Peace Akins was ranked as one of the states top 20 players and named to the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen All-Tournament Team. During her senior season Peace Akins captured the 13th Region Player of the Year Honor and was ranked as a top 10 player in the state of Kentucky. While recruited by bigger schools, she landed at then Cumberland College (now the University of the Cumberlands) to play her collegiate hoops. When she fi nished her collegiate career, Peace Akins fi nished as the Indians’ third all-time leading scorer while earning Second Team All American Honors in 1991. She recorded Cumberlands fi rst triple-double in the school’s history (boys or girls). She was also named Conference Player of the Year. Peace Akins was the fi rst female athlete to be inducted into the Cumberland College Hall of Fame. 192 Pawn and Gun pawn / buy / sell WE BUY GOLD! 606-864-2227 GUNS, TOOLS, KNIVES ELECTRONICS & MORE! 85 South Laurel Road • London, Kentucky 40741 Located between McDonald’s & Bojangles 50 GREATEST SPORTS FIGURES | 5