Fayetteville basketball standout has no regrets

Posted: July 9, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Cari Tanneberger Humphry sits in her art studio Thursday at her home in Fayetteville. Tanneberger Humphry led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back state girls basketball titles in 1993 and 1994. She scored 36 points and grabbed 25 rebounds, which is still a state record, in the eight-overtime ’94 championship game. She chose not to play basketball in college.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Cari Tanneberger Humphry recalls only parts of Fayetteville's epic eight-overtime win over Mountain Home in 1994.

Fayetteville’s Cari Tanneberger (42) takes a shot Jan. 18, 1994, against Rogers at Fayetteville High School.


Cari Tanneberger Humphry

SCHOOL Fayetteville

SPORT Basketball


EMPLOYED BY Self-employed


NOTABLE Led Fayetteville to back-to-back state basketball titles in 1993 and ‘94 and was team’s leading scorer both years. … Scored 36 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in Fayetteville’s eight-overtime win over Mountain Home in the 1994 finals. … Lives in Fayetteville with her husband, Byron, of 19 years and three children — Hadley (12), Jude (9) and Virginia (2). … Had multiple offers to play college basketball, but declined to attend University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where she got an accounting degree. … owned her own business and sells her paintings online.

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