Edith Rochelle Barker-Davis

Inducted: 1999

Best Known For: Track & Field

Hometown: Weslaco, TX

HS: Weslaco High School

College: Texas Woman's University

High School Coach: Plano High School


One of the greatest runners in Valley history, she was excellent enough to train for the 1975 Pan American Games and 1976 Olympics.

Rochelle Barker Davis was a three-time state champion in the 60 and 100 meters while at Weslaco High School, and also advanced to state in the long and triple jumps.

In 1973 she was an AIAW National Champ in the 100 and 440 while running for Texas Women’s University, where she helped win national team titles in 1971 and 1973. She was selected to the U.S. Track and Field Association team in 1973 and was a medalist at both the World University Games in Moscow and the Pacific International Games in Canada during that memorable year.

Barker Davis trained for the Olympics and Pan Am Games after college, and later coached track and field at Plano HS from 1975-83, producing two state champions.