Anita Ortega 2021

Anita Ortega, 2021

Anita averaged 26 points per game as a senior and was the 1975 California State Player of the Year. The multi-time All-City player at Los Angeles HS, helped lead her team to the City Title. She went to UCLA and was an All-American and leading scorer with 23 points in the 1978 AIAW Title game when the Bruins won. She led them to the Final Four the following season earning post-season honors. She was an AAU All-American in 1977 for Sharman’s Shooters.

She played professionally in the USA in the WBL and was a 1982 All-Star and also played overseas and internationally for Puerto Rico in the 1979 Pan-American Games. She was an assistant coach for the Bruins before becoming a NCAA Division I college referee for 30 years. She was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2013 she was part of the charter class of the Los Angeles City Athletics Hall of Fame. She delivered the UCLA College commencement address in 2017.