LuAnn Allen Alexander

Inducted: 2013

Best Known For: Tennis Player, Coach & Promoter

Hometown: Edinburg, TX

HS: Edinburg High School

College: Pan American College

High School Coach: Edinburg High School

Her name is legendary in the Rio Grande Valley and Edinburg tennis communities. Alexander began her tennis in 1946 at the age of eleven while playing on the courts for the Edinburg recreational program.

Alexander, who graduated from Edinburg High School in 1951, began her collegiate career at Pan American College in the fall of 1952. She was a member of the women’s tennis team that garnered the 1952-53 Big State Conference Championship. Alexander later coached at Edinburg CISD for 42 years at the junior high and varsity level. She retired in 2000 but continued to organize tournaments for USTA, high school, and junior high programs throughout the Valley.

The Edinburg Daily Review named her “Woman of the Year” in 1974. In 1995, she was inducted into the Texas Coaches Association Hall of Fame. UTPA selected her to the school’s Hall of Fame Class of 2011.