Carvie Upshaw inducted tnto Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

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NEW ORLEANS – Former New Orleans Privateers women’s basketball alum, Carvie Upshaw was inducted into the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at the Caesars Superdome.

Upshaw played for the Privateers from 1985-89 and was a dominant presence in her career on the Lakefront. She finished her career second in career points and is currently third on the program list as of 2022 with 1,759 career points.

Carvie is also the only Privateer to eclipse 1,000 career rebounds. She hauled in 1,124 boards while playing for New Orleans. Upshaw also dominates the record books in blocks. She had 492 career blocks which is almost double the career total of second place on the list (248).

Among her honors during her playing days at New Orleans were the following:
-American Women’s Sports Foundation All-Region (1986-87)
-American Women’s Sports Foundation National Player of the Week (Jan. 12, 1987)
-American Sports Writers Foundation All-American Third Team (1988-89)
-NCAA Freshman All-American (1985-86)
-Two-time American South First Team member (1988, ’89)
-Four-time American South Player of the Week

Carvie becomes the second women’s basketball alum to be inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame joining Sandra Hodge.

“Any time the city, state and especially the Allstate Sugar Bowl recognizes any of our athletes from the University of New Orleans it’s an honor,” said Coach Keeshawn Davenport. “For Carvie to be in the Class of 2022, which was such an awesome class is a great distinction. I was happy to be there to see her receive this much deserved award. She has set the standard I’m currently encouraging our current and future student-athletes to reach. Her records have been long standing and I’m so excited for her.”

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