Donna is perhaps the best all-around basketball player in the history of Hardin-Simmons. In the modern-day era since the reinstatement of women's basketball in 1990, she is the third all-time leading scorer with 1,625 points. She is the leading field goal shooter in history as well as making 63 percent of the 1,072 shots in her career. She is also the school's all-time leader in rebounds with 1,252, block shots at 166, steals with 307, and is third in assists with 312. During her playing days the Cowgirls posted a record of 81-27 and advanced to the NAIA playoffs three times and the NAIA Tournament once. Roberts was a four-time first-team All-TIAA selection and was the league MVP as a senior.