Glenda (Gruno) Krebs - Inductee - 2009

An outstanding guard, Glenda (Gruno) Krebs scored 1,044 points with a single-game high of 37 in her high school basketball career, the first girl at Mason County Central to go over a thousand. Said her former teammate and current Mason County Hall of Fame board member Christy Christmas, "Called 'Girl-Guard Gruno' because most thought she played like a guy - she could dribble the ball 'like a guy' and could shoot the same. She was unselfish and made everyone she played with better." She came up to Central's varsity as a freshman. In 1974, the Spartans went 23-3 and reached the state semifinals. She averaged a team-best 16.1 points as a junior on a 17-4 team in 1975. As a senior in 1976, she again led the team in scoring with an average of 11.9 points per game and was the top player on a 23-3 squad that was the state runner-up in Class C to Allen Park Cabrini. She was an All-West Michigan Conference selection in 1975 and 1976. Krebs (Gruno) also ran track and field for three years and played softball for one year in high school. She went to Oakland University and transferred to Spring Arbor College, playing basketball at both schools. Krebs played against the Chinese National Team in 1978 and in two AIAW National tournaments. In 1979-80 she made 59 percent of her field-goal attempts and had 100 assists, setting Spring Arbor records in both categories. In 1982, she finished in the top five in the Division III national track and field javelin throw. She coached girls basketball for 15 years from the fifth grade through varsity levels and coached Rockford High to its first district championship. She also coached junior varsity and varsity softball for six years and was the varsity girls golf coach for 13 years, guiding Rockford High to two appearances in the MHSAA state tournament and earning regional coach of the year honors. She has also officiated boys and girls basketball at the varsity level.