Taleesha Hardy spent just one season at SC4, but she made it a memorable one.
The Flint Northern graduate was the nation’s second leading scorer in 2004, averaging 22.6 points per game, earning her National Junior College Athletic Association First-Team All-American honors.
“My experience at SC4 was remarkable with the college embracing me with open arms,” Hardy said. “I was able to excel on and off the court due to such great coaches and wonderful teammates. There was never a dull moment. I cannot express my deep gratitude and appreciation enough for the love given to me during my time at the college.”
Hardy came to SC4 to revitalize her career. She had enrolled at Shaw University in North Carolina in 2000, but an ACL injury cut her season short. After her time at SC4, Hardy transferred to Dodge City Community College in Kansas where she was the team leader in scoring, averaging more than 16 points per game.
Following her collegiate career, Hardy attended the Los Angeles Sparks summer camp, nearly making the preseason roster. She would later play semi-professionally overseas.
“Taleesha Hardy is one of the most athletic and fundamentally sound players I have had the opportunity to coach,” former SC4 and current Wayne State women’s basketball coach Carrie Lohr said. “She was a tireless worker, staying after practice to work on the little details of her game. Her basketball habits led to her being one of the best players to ever wear a Skippers uniform. Thank you, ‘Lady’ for the lasting memories, the leadership you provided on the court, and the excitement you brought to Skipper basketball.”