Powell is a member of the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame.
She attended Ohio University and Ohio State University, serving as captain of the women's golf team at each institution.
Powell competed in more than 250 professional golf tournaments and won the Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia.
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - Honors and award
- 2003 First Lady of Golf Award
- 2007 Rolex For the Love of the Game Award
- 2008 Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.), University of St Andrews
- 2009 Futures Tour Trainor Award