Former Dons basketball star Holly Ford Emerson speaks to the crowd as her jersey is retired on Tuesday night. Ford’s No. 23 can be found on the south end of JR Richards Gymnasium next to her brother Don Ford’s No. 34 retired jersey. Emerson is the first female athlete to have her jersey on the wall at Santa Barbara High. Ford was a two-time CIF Player of the Year at Santa Barbara High in the early 80s before becoming an All-American at USC.