Barton Women’s Basketball Coach Wendee Saintsing inducted into the HPU Athletics Hall of Fame

Barton Head Women’s Basketball Coach Wendee Saintsing was recently inducted into the High Point University Athletics Hall of Fame.  Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus
Barton Head Women’s Basketball Coach Wendee Saintsing was recently inducted into the High Point University Athletics Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Long-time Barton Head Women's Basketball Coach and Senior Woman Administrator Wendee Saintsing was inducted into the High Point University Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend.

Saintsing was part of the entire Panthers' 1977-78 Women's Basketball Team which entered the hall of fame after capturing the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Division II National Championship.  That High Point squad finished with a record of 30-8 and ended the year on a 20-game winning streak.  High Point defeated South Carolina State, 92-88, in the title game.  The Panthers were also the Carolinas Conference Tournament and AIAW Region II Champions.

This past October, Saintsing was inducted into the Barton Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.  Saintsing has served as the Bulldogs' Head Women's Basketball Coach for the past 30 years and has compiled a record of 524-318 with the conclusion of this past campaign.

In 2018-19, Barton went 24-6 including a 16-4 mark in Conference Carolinas play while capturing a share of the league regular season title and earning a berth to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament in Anderson, S.C.

Saintsing has led Barton to eight trips to the NCAA Division II National Tournament and produced 24 seasons of 20 or more victories for the Bulldogs.  Saintsing also served as the Barton Head Women's Volleyball Coach for 18 years and has worked at the school since 1987.

Saintsing received her Bachelor of Science degree from High Point University where she played both volleyball and basketball and served as an assistant coach for both teams as a senior.