Beth Friday Bovay Inducted into WPIAL Hall of Fame
June 6, 2014
PITTSBURGH - Former Duquesne women's basketball player Beth Friday Bovay was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame in a ceremony held at the Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree on Friday night.
The 2003 Duquesne graduate finished her career as the only player in program history to score 1,000 points and pull down 1,000 rebounds. She was inducted into the Duquesne Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. Her number 40 was retired on Feb. 27, 2003 - her final game at the Palumbo Center.
A standout basketball forward and soccer goalkeeper player at Upper St. Clair High School, Friday led the Panthers to a PIAA AAAA state basketball title as a senior and a WPIAL AAA soccer championship.
Her senior year on the pitch, Friday had a 20-6-0 record which included an amazing 17 shutouts. She did not allow a goal in the four WPIAL playoff games. She followed that with an outstanding year on the court, averaging 21.7 points and 16.9 rebounds while shooting 62 percent from the floor. In the state playoffs, Friday averaged over 28 points in the First, Second and Quarterfinal rounds, including a 31 point, 26 rebound performance in USC's win over powerhouse Altoona.
One of the most decorated athletes in WPIAL history, Friday was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 girl's basketball team and All-Area girl's soccer team. She capped her high school career by being named 1999 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Athlete of the Year.