Auretha Fleming was a rock-solid player for the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team, for which she was co-captain and a Fathers’ award winner in 1984.  Also in her senior year, Fleming was honored by being named to the All-Ivy League first team and to the All-Big 5 second team.  Her freshman year, Fleming was the runner-up Ivy League Rookie of the Year.


Fleming was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame in February, 1991, and at that time, was the Red and Blue’s top career rebounder (749) and second-best scorer (1,093).


During her career, she also established Penn records for career field goal percentage (.446) and career steals (205), leading the Quakers to a 28-12 Ivy League record during her four-year career.


Fleming was also named to the Women’s Sports Foundation All-Northeast Region team her senior year.