Beth Chandler was an outstanding athlete at Branford High School in the early 1980’s. She helped lead the Hornets to two Class L State Basketball Championship and two Class M Championships in Volleyball.
As a star forward, Chandler scored 1,03l points in just three years of varsity play. She set a single-season school record shooting 66% from the field, and had a career record of 61% field goal percentage.
Chandler was named to the Housatonic League All-Star Team, the Connecticut Class L All-State Team, and was selected as a Converse High School All American. Her stellar play in 1983 contributed to Branford High School’s #5 national ranking in USA Today. The 3-year class president and National Honor Society member went on to a successful MVP career at Harvard University where she graduated cum laude with a degree in economics. She played internationally in Salzburg, Austria -- averaging 20 points and 14 rebounds per game for her championship team.