Barbara Stone Hallums played women’s basketball for Belmont from 1975-1979. During her time as a Rebelette, she played in 71 games and helped her team to two appearances in the National Women’s Invitational Tournament (NWIT). She recently spoke with BelmontBruins.com about her time at Belmont and her life presently.
Why did you choose Belmont?
I chose Belmont because of the basketball program, the academics and small community feel of the campus.
What is your fondest athletic memory at Belmont?
My fondest memory was beating the Tennessee Lady Vols during my sophomore season.
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Belmont and how?
Coach Betty Wiseman had the biggest influence on me during my time at Belmont. She was a player’s coach and was there to support you in basketball, academics, and anytime you needed to talk.
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Belmont?
What I learned is that hard work and teamwork pay off and that many memories are created during college so always cherish them.
What advice would you give to current members of the basketball team?
Cherish the time and the friendships you make during your playing career.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
There are too many to name. They were always there to support and help you be successful in their class.
What is your occupation?
I am a teacher at Lebanon High School and I teach math to 9-12 graders.
Tell us about your family.
My husband Garry and I have been married for 37 years and live in Lebanon, Tennessee. We have two children who are both married. Our son Scott is married to Vanessa and they have two children, Isabella 5 and Everett 17 months. Our daughter Kelley married to Brandon and they have two children: Easten 5 and Ellis Jane 1.