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Helen Spencer | Referee | Inducted 1988

Helen Spencer’s career as a basketball official spanned 22 years - from 1949 to 1971. Spencer served on Boards of Officials in Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Connecticut. She founded the Southwest Connecticut Board of Women Officials of which she is an Honorary Life Member. Spencer served as Director of Women’s Athletics at the University of Bridgeport from 1961 to 1970 and as Director of Arnold College at U.B. from 1970 to’77.

The first athletic training program for women in the United States was originated by Spencer at her Driftwood Institute in 1972. She has written and spoken extensively on the subject of women’s athletics both in the United States and abroad.