Barb Perkes

Year Inducted: 2021

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Breese) Mater Dei High School
Eastern Illinois University

Biography: Barb Perkes scored a career record of 1,648 points and 307 rebounds while playing for Breese Mater Dei. Averaging 21.3 points, 5 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds her senior year. Barb set a school record by scoring 77 points in one game! She was a four- year All-Conference player, 2-time MVP, IBCA All-State, Saint Louis Globe Democrat All-Area and St. Louis Post Dispatch 1st Team. Barb continued to play at Eastern Illinois University where she finished 4th on the EIU all-time scoring with 1,456 career points. She held the career 3-point record with 137 and was 5th all-time in steals and had 425 assists. Barb is a two-time 1st Team ALL-Gateway Conference. She led EIU to their only NCAA appearance in history. Barb was named to Gateway All-Decade Team for the 1980’s and is a member of the EIU Hall of Fame.