Peggie Gillom-Granderson led the Ole Miss Women’s Basketball team to the AIAW State Tournament Championships in 1978 and 1979 and a berth in the AIAW National Tournament in 1978. A four-year starter at the University of Mississippi in women’s basketball, she is Ole Miss’ all-time leading scorer with 2,486 points and rebounder with 1,271 rebounds. She is one of two players in Ole Miss’ history to ever score more than 2,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds. She compiled 51 double-doubles in 144 career games at Ole Miss.
Gillom-Granderson was named to the 1980 Southeastern Conference All-Tournament team and was a finalist for the Wade Trophy. In 16 seasons as an assistant coach to Van Chancellor, she helped lead Ole Miss to 14 NCAA tournament appearances, including five Sweet Sixteen and four Elite Eight appearances.
In 1991-1992, she helped lead Ole Miss to their first-ever regular season SEC Title. As an assistant coach for USA Basketball, she helped guide the 1999 U.S. Pan American Games team to a bronze medal, and the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.
Gillom-Granderson was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
The CSPIRE Gillom Trophy, which is named in her honor, is presented to Mississippi’s top collegiate women’s basketball player by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum every year since 2008.
She currently serves as the women’s director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Ole Miss and as treasurer of the Greg Gillom Scholarship Fund.