Pamela Denise Pearson
Pamela Denise Pearson

Class of 1986
Basketball/Track and Field

The only female two-sport All-American in Army history, Pam Pearson parlayed her vast athletic talents into standout careers in both basketball and track and field. She graduated as Army's all-time leading rebounder (881) on the hardwood while also setting the Academy's triple jump standard (40-4 ½).

In 1984, Pearson, who led Army to an Academy-record 25 victories and the program's first NCAA appearance, capped a brilliant sophomore season by becoming the first Black Knight women's basketball player to earn All-America honors. Named to the second team in 1984, she repeated that honor in 1985. In three varsity seasons, Pearson ascended to fourth on Army's career scoring ladder while establishing a rebound record that would stand for 18 years.

Additionally, Pearson copped track and field All-America accolades outdoors in both the long jump and triple jump during her senior season, finishing third in the triple jump event at the 1986 NCAA Division II meet. During her plebe year, she set an Academy long jump record as well.