Trish Porter played high school basketball at RHAM High School in Hebron, CT from 1968-72. The team was 37-10 during the four years in which Porter started every game. Her career stats include 22.1points per game and 1,041 total points. Personal highs included 26 points during a regular season game and 32 points in a post season game. During their senior year, Porter and fellow Co-Captain Ruth Anderson created the Girls’ Invitational Basketball Tournament. They organized the entire event, from hiring officials and securing a tournament site, to inviting teams and buying trophies. Their team won the tournament championship by defeating East Lyme in overtime.
Porter attended Indiana State University, where she averaged 11 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and scored 1,112 total points. She made it to the Final Trials of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1974, was named Basketball MVP for three seasons (1974-76), ISU Athlete of the Year in ‘76, received the Walter E. Marls Award in ‘76, and named Outstanding Athlete of America in 1974.