A.H.S. Hall of Fame
Brenda Davis Motty
AHS 1972 - 1976
Brenda Davis Motty was born on August 6, 1958, in the beautiful city of Brookhaven, Mississippi. She is the eldest child of Johnny and Frances Davis who reside in Abbeville, La. Brenda has two brothers, Johnny Jr. and Jerry.
Brenda attended Abbeville High School from 1972 through 1976. During those years Brenda became notorious for her quickness and was nicknamed "Rabbit" by her friends as she left many would be basketball defenders standing still.
Brenda was a standout basketball player on the Lady Kittens for four years. During her four year stint at AHS Brenda played point guard. As a freshman, Brenda earned All-District First Team recognition for her play on the basketball court. She returned her sophomore year and continued her deadly shooting and cat quick play and garnered First Team All-District recognition again.
One would think that Brenda Davis had collected enough recognition that opponents would do anything to halt her heroics on the court. But still Davis was unstoppable. During her junior and senior basketball campaigns she repeated First Team All-District 5-AAA honors and added two All-State selections to her credit also!
Brenda Davis is one of the very few athletes to graduate from Abbeville High School earning four straight All-District First Team honors and two All-State team recognitions. She helped the AHS Kittens make it to the state semi-finals for three years. Brenda gives credit for her success to the coaching of Pat Belaire and Yvonne Primeaux.
Her athletic accomplishments weren't limited to the basketball court. She also excelled in softball at AHS. As a centerfielder and shortstop, Brenda helped the AHS Kittens softball team to a State runner-up title and the following year state champions. On the softball diamond, Brenda Davis was coached by Raymond Marceaux and Mateal Jordan.
In addition, Brenda also ran track and played tennis for two years under Joyce Thibodeaux. In track, she ran the 100 yard dash and was a member of the 440 yard relay team. During her athletic career at AHS, she was selected the Most Outstanding
Player in basketball, and voted Most Athletic. Brenda also cherishes being awarded the Billie Jean King Award.
After graduating from Abbeville High School, Brenda attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She elected to devote all of her time to her college studies and did not participate in athletics at USL. She graduated from USL with a B.S. Degree in Vocational Home Economics.
Upon graduation from USL, Brenda began her teaching career at Henry High School. She has been teaching at Henry Elementary for the past seven years. Brenda is presently attending USL to attain certification in Elementary Education.
Brenda is happily married to Henry Motty, who was also an AHS athlete and graduate. They have three lovely children, two daughters and one son. Their oldest daughter, Adrienne, is sixteen and a junior at Erath High School. Henry is eleven and in the sixth grade at J.H. Williams Middle School. Blaire is a six year old and is in the first grade at Henry Elementary.
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