a ceremony on January 31, 2017, the Florence Athletic Program
retired the jersey of former Florence Falcon women’s basketball
player Whitney Boddie.
was a Florence High graduate of the school’s first class in
2005, and was a member of the first Lady Falcon team. In 2005,
she was awarded the honor of Alabama Miss Basketball.
Upon graduation, Whitney signed a scholarship to play Division I
college level ball at Auburn University where, among many other
honors, she was named both State Farm and USBWA All-American,
and All-SEC First Team (AP and Coaches). After obtaining her
degree from Auburn she was drafted by the WBNA professional
basketball team, the Sacramento Monarchs, where she played for
two years. Whitney then played overseas for seven different
teams in nine countries. For 2013-14, she was the MVP of the UAE
women’s league in Dubai.
For the ceremony Whitney was accompanied by her father, Otis
Boddie, himself a legendary basketball player, and former Auburn
coach and now ESPN analyst, Nell Fortner. Whitney was presented
a number 44 personalized framed jersey by the Florence Athletic
Congratulations, Whitney. We are proud of you!