First Woman Drafted in N.B.A. Avoids Coronavirus, but Not Its Frustrations

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the class of 1969 from tiny Union-Whitten High School in Iowa still met once a month. Its homecoming queen, Denise Rife, then known as Denise Long, once scored 111 points in a basketball game, and was the first woman drafted by an N.B.A. team. Rife, a retired pharmacist, turned 69 last …

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