Anne Smith Hyams
Anne Smith Hyams
Class Of: 2013
Sport(s) Played: Women's Basketball

Anne Smith Hyams graduated from North Georgia in 1989 as one of the most decorated players in the history of the women's basketball program. She was named an NAIA All-American both of her years at North Georgia, including earning first team honors in 1989 after earning third team honors in 1988, and was also a two-time winner of the James A. Naismith Award for the Most Outstanding Women’s Basketball Player (NAIA) in Georgia. She was also a two-time Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) All-Georgia College Women’s Basketball Team selection and was named to the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GIAC) All-Conference team twice. Hyams was named the NAIA District 25 Player of the Year and was named to the Kodak Women’s Basketball All-District Team after a stellar senior season that saw her average a double-double including 23.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. During her junior campaign, she averaged 19.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest and shot above 52.5% as both a junior and a senior. She ended her career as a member of the prestigious 1,000 point club. Since graduating, Hyams has taught in the Virginia and California school systems. While in California, she also served as the Key Wife Coordinator, serving as the point of contact for the wives and families of the marines deployed in Iraq under her husband’s command. She is currently teaching in the Honors Program at Dawson County High School and was selected as the Dawson County High School Teacher of the Year this year.