SU Athletics and The Spectator team up to honor women athletes
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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.