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SU Athletics and The Spectator team up to honor women athletes

Diana Chamorro, ’11 MSAL

Hear Them Roar

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Names such as Elgin Baylor, Eddie and Johnnie O’Brien and Tom Workman often come to mind when talk turns to the glory days of Seattle University athletics and student athletes who helped put SU on the map. But what about women who were pioneers in athletics? This year the Athletics Department is partnering with the student newspaper The Spectator to sponsor the Year of the Woman series that recognizes integral women who helped make strides in the development of sports programs at SU. The Spectator is highlighting accomplished women in school history such as Ingrid Gunnestad, Sue Stimac, Sue Turina, LaShawna White and Julie (Holmes) Woodward. The series will culminate with a tribute dinner for Pat Lesser and Janet (Hopps) Adkinson, May 1 at the Space Needle. In the 1950s, while students at SU, Lesser who played golf and Adkinson, a tennis player, earned national championships playing on the all-men’s teams. They were the first national champs in any sport for the University.

Visit www.goseattleu.com for tickets and more information on the dinner.



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