CROWLEY, Texas - Former Crowley High School basketball legend Niki Newton will be honored at halftime of the boys basketball game versus Everman Friday night.
Newton, who is receiving the Honoring Crowley Past Award, will be recognized at approximately 7:30 p.m. for her contributions to CHS basketball and her service as a police officer in the community.
At Crowley, Newton, who was a four-time all-state basketball player and three-time district MVP, was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year following her senior season. She also earned TGCA and TABC Player of the Year accolades, while being ranked as the No. 15 rated recruit in the country.
Following her time at CHS, Newton went on to have a successful career at TCU where she helped the Horned Frogs appear in four-straight NCAA Tournaments and claim three Conference USA Championships. Newton, who was named a 2005 NSCA All-American Athlete in Strength & Conditioning, still ranks tied for sixth all-time in games started for an individual season.
Newton, who received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from TCU, joined the Arlington Police Academy at the beginning of 2007 and has been with the Arlington Police Department ever since. Along with her many duties as a police officer, Newton also serves as a School Resource Officer for Sam Houston High School and Nichols Junior High in Arlington.
Probably her biggest accomplishment though came last year after successfully defeating a rare and large tumor on her pineal gland in the middle of her brain. Following surgery in Houston and extensive recovery, Newton was able to return to work in August as a police officer.
Make sure to get to your seats early on Friday as the girls varsity team will take on Everman at 5:30 p.m., while the boys will battle the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on the hardwood. Fans wishing to attend either contest can purchase tickets online at the following website: CHS Ticket Portal.