Lydia Roundtree excelled in many areas during her time at East Carolina. She participated in softball for one season compiling a.425 batting average and a 1.000 fielding percentage over 28 games and also ran track for a season.
But these are not the things that Pirate fans recall when thinking back to the late 1970s and early '80s. Roundtree is noted for her outstanding play on the hardwood.
As a member of the Lady Pirates, she was a two-time NCAIAW All-State team member and led her team to an 81-39 record over her four year career. She helped the Lady Pirates to a No. 17 ranking in the Associated Press Top 20 Poll during the 1980-81 season.
With her great speed and leaping ability, the Elm City, N.C., native took control of scoring for the Lady Pirates and tallied 1,262 points during her career. She finished her career as the school's all-time leader in steals with 178.