Angie “Flea” Simpkins
Angie Simpkins graduated from Emory & Henry in 1999 – leaving behind a wealth of stats that still leave us impressed.
Angie played guard for the Women’s Basketball team, playing for Coach Joy Scruggs. Angie, better known as “Flea”, scored 1,172 points in her career. She was Honorable Mention All-ODAC in the ’97-’98 season. In the ’96-’97 season she was First-Team All-ODAC and Second-Team All-State.
Her senior year, she was ranked 11th in NCAA Division III in assists.
She holds 5 former E&H records, with 328 Career Free Throws, 109 Season Free Throws, 141 Season Assists, 13 assists in a single game, and 14 Game Free Throws.
She also currently holds 5 Emory & Henry records, with 299 Career Steals, 102 Season Steals, 417 Career Assists, an average of 4.2 career assists per game and an average of 6.1 season assists per game.
Perhaps her greatest claim to fame happened during Emory & Henry’s game against Lynchburg in February of 1998 when she recorded the first and ONLY Triple Double for women’s basketball – with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. E&H won that game 70-58, and Flea played the entire game.
These days you can still find her volunteering as a Little League Basketball Coach, but you’ll mostly find her keeping the peace. Angie has been in law enforcement and corrections for 14 years. She has been named Police Officer of the Year, won Top Gun honors for the highest score at annual firearms training, was named Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year for the New River Valley, and has been honored for Meritorious Service.