February 2013 Honorees
These women were honored, along with Joan Boand and Patti Rowe, during the February 2013 reception. Click on their name to read their inspiring stories.
Faith Heikkila played three varsity sports — basketball, softball and field hockey — at Grand Valley in the late 1970s.
Since the passage of Title IX, the number of high school girls who participate in sports has risen to 3.2 million, 10 times higher than it was in 1972. The number of college women who play sports is six times higher than the 1972 level.
Although she now wears the hats of an administrator and faculty member, Dana Munk said she will forever turn her head when someone yells, “Coach!”
Melissa (Sneller) Stob literally grew up on a golf course.“I was strapped to a golf cart while I was in my car seat,” she said. “In my family we say, ‘If you don’t play golf, you’ll be left behind.’”
When your father is a police officer who leaves for work wearing a uniform and a gun, you tend to mind what he says. But when it came to high school sports, Carmen Strazisar followed her heart and not her father’s wishes.
While she’s a lifetime basketball player, Elizabeth “Biz” Van Tiflin, ’12, greatly admired Mia Hamm and the way she led the U.S. women’s soccer team to the World Cup championship in 1999.
Sarah Zelenka turned the Laker nation into rowing enthusiasts when she and her partner competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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