In 1983, the talk in Morgantown centered around a 6-foot-7 center who could dunk. The folks weren't talking about men's basketball newest recruit, they were excited about Georgean Wells. Wells was a heavily recruited prep star from Northland High School. After a short time adjusting, she averaged 11.9 points per game as a freshman. Wells went on to score 1,484 points, pull down 1,075 rebounds and block 436 shots, all remarkable accomplishments. She was also named the 1985-86 MVP and named the the All-Atlantic 1984-1986. She was also named to All-America third team.
However, to most, the points, the rebounds and the blocks were all just window dressing. Wells could dunk, and dunk hard. She made history against Charleston on December 21, 1984 at Elkin's Randolph County Armory during the Mountaineer Christmas Classic. With 11:18 remaining in the game and WVU comfortably ahead, Wells took a full court pass from Lisa Ribble and soared to the basket with a one-handed stuff. The dunk instantly made her a national celebrity. Network television, Sports Illustrated, a NCAA luncheon in New York, a display in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and induction into Houston's Phi Slamma Jama dunking fraternity were just a few of the highlights of one of the school's most memorable moments. Unmatched until 1994, the feat is still one of the women's basketball's most talked about accomplishments.