Lynelle Coles Hanley

Class of 1979 / Inducted 1991 / Women's Basketball

Lynelle Coles Hanley, a Roanoke native, graduated from Emory & Henry in 1979. She lettered in both basketball and tennis, and received recognition for her athletic accomplishments with her 1991 induction into the Sports Hall of Fame for basketball.

Hanley lettered in basketball all four years and had the distinctive honor of making the All-Conference team each of those years as well. As a senior, she led the team in free throw shooting. That year, she received the highest honor given to a female athlete at Emory & Henry, the Hall Memorial Award.

Committed to good sportsmanship on and off the courts, Hanley has used her free time to volunteer as a Big Sister. She has been honored for her community service beyond college by receiving the Spirit of America Volunteer Recognition Award.

A Business Economics and Sociology Major, Hanley put her degree to use in her employment with the Department of Defense and later as a criminal justice planner with the Fifth Planning District Commission.