September 7, 1971

Sonja Tate was born in Hughes (St. Francis County). Tate played basketball at Arkansas State University (ASU) from 1989 to 1993 and is considered one of the finest female athletes in the state’s history. Tate became the single-season scoring record holder, with 820 points during the 1992–93 season at ASU, and became the only ASU women’s player to have scored forty or more points in a game, a feat she accomplished five times.

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