Memphis District Trailblazers
Memphis District Trailblazers: Priscilla Sweeney became the district’s first female Chief of Contracting, but this isn’t the first time she’s made history by being a ‘first’. In 1983, she earned the distinction of being Kansas State University's first Kodak All-American women's basketball player. She also became the first female inductee to the KSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998. Then in 2017, Sweeney was inducted into the state of Kansas’ Sports Hall of Fame. After graduating from KSU, Sweeney served in the U.S. Air Force as a contracting specialist and retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. There she was the Department of Defense Female Athlete of the Year and Air Force Female Athlete of the Year in 1988. She also played semi-professional basketball from 1996-1998. In 2009, the Wildcats honored Sweeney with a jersey retirement ceremony, where her Number 10 was housed to the rafters of Bramlage Coliseum. And at age 30, the Houston Comets invited Sweeney to play in the Women's National Basketball Association. She declined the offer to follow other pursuits.