Lawanna Gelzer is one of Orlando’s hardest working and well-known community activists, but she also just added a new accolade to her resume as she was inducted into the Class of 2022 Rollins Sports Hall of Fame. The school says it is the highest recognition for those who have contributed to the history of Tars athletics.
Gelzer was Rollins’ first Black female student-athlete that the school says had a “legendary two-year stretch on the women’s basketball team.”
“As a sophomore, she averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game, leading the Tars with a 52.4 shooting percentage and earning First Team All-SSC Honors. As a junior, she pulled out 19 points per game, which ranked her No. 29 in the country,” the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame release said about Gelzer.
Gelzer is currently running for Orange County Commissioner for District 6. The Sports Hall of Fame recognition shows off additional skills some who know Gelzer from her activism work around Orlando may not have known. Gelzer joins the Sports Hall of Fame, which now has 234 members and was established in 1977 to honor Rollins College Athletics.
The induction ceremony took place March 24th at The Alfond Inn. Click here to see this year’s honorees and their many accomplishments as student-athletes at Rollins.