She led NM State to its only two NCAA Tournament appearances in school history (1987-88) and finished her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer. Her 1,768 career points as a Roadrunner currently ranks her third on the all-time career points list.
She also finished her career with 966 total rebounds, which is still fourth best in program history. In all, she set five NM State career records and graduated ranked in the top 10 in 12 of the program’s 14 offensive categories.
Veatch was a four-time All-High Country Athletic Conference selection and also a four-time academic all-conference honoree while leading NM State to two conference championships and the two NCAA Tournament appearances.
In the four seasons Veatch was part of the Roadrunners’ squad, NM State went 84-31 for a .730 winning percentage. She led NM State to three-straight 20-win seasons, including 26 wins during the 1987-88 season, which is still a program record for wins in a season.
For all her outstanding play and great efforts at NM State, Veatch was inducted into the NM State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
After graduating from NM State, Veatch played professionally overseas for the next two years in Sweden and Australia before coming back to her alma mater to serve as an assistant coach from 1990-92.
Veatch is being honored in her home state of Indiana after a stellar high school playing and coaching career. She set numerous records at Zionsville (Ind.) High School including becoming their first girl’s player to score 1,000 career points. Veatch led the Eagles to three conference championships and a 49-13 record over her final three seasons. She had single-game bests of 45 points and 22 rebounds, totaling 1,047 points and 810 rebounds in her career.
After leaving the NM State coaching bench in 1992, Veatch went on to have a stellar high school coaching career in Central Indiana for 14 years. She is now married, a mother of two children and currently resides in her hometown of Zionsville, Ind.
Veatch and 10 other women honorees, including WNBA legend Tamika Catchings, will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The day’s events will include a free reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum that afternoon and a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis. Reservations are available online now and tickets for the banquet will be made available in 2015. Call the Hall at 765-529-1891 or visit www.hoopshall.com for more information.