Betty participated in varsity Basketball in 1948,1949 and 1950. During her tenure at Greenbrier High School female participation in athletics was very limited. However, Betty Smiley is remembered as a natural athlete and contributed to the success of the team with her outstanding athletic skills. She has also remembered as a valuable softball player for her class during intramural participation.
Upon graduation from Greenbrier High School she was invited to participate on the Nashville Business College travel basketball team. This organization produced many teams noted for their successful seasons traveling throughout the south east to participate against many other institutions of higher learning. Highlights include participating in the Back to Back national AAU Championship tournaments in 1951 and 1952. The Nashville Business College team finished as national runner up in 1951 at the tournament held in Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Betty Smiley enjoyed a successful business career as well working her way to become Vice President of operations with Merrill Lynch Corporation.
1949-50 Team -- Betty is on the first row, fourth from the left
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