Celebrate the accomplishments of Grand Valley State alumni and faculty members who have participated in varsity or club sports teams, or are involved in movement science and physical education.
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Catherine Jones-Rikkers grew up in Allendale and on campus as her parents were Grand Valley faculty members.
Molly Mahoney has been ice skating since she was in elementary school. She first wore figure skates, but when her younger brother wanted to play hockey, Mahoney, then 11, wanted to try, too.
As an anesthesiologist at one of the country's leading pediatric hospitals, Jaida Bourke Fitzgerald, 06, often needs to communicate well under pressure.
Kathleen Kinkema recalled a time when she and other girls at her high school were not allowed to run more than 800 yards during track events. When the state high school athletic association said it was OK to run one mile, Kinkema was among the first girls
Woods served as head athletic trainer for 22 years. In 2008 he was inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society Hall of Fame for his dedication and passion for the field.
Jones competed at the Triathlon World Championships representing Team USA, and founded a race marketing business.
Hansen has coached college and high school basketball, and said that playing basketball is what got her to care about her education.
Tollefson played high school volleyball at Kalamazoo Central and Mattawan and said coming to campus for sports camps helped solidify her decision to attend Grand Valley.
Meerman graduated from Grand Valley in 1988 and played four years of varsity basketball and one year of softball for the Lakers.
While at Grand Valley, Korzinek played one year of softball and junior varsity basketball. She left varsity athletics for intramural sports to better concentrate on academics.