Lincoln School Inducts First Class into the Athletic Hall of Fame
On Friday, February 5th, nearly 150 fans of Lincoln athletics gathered in the Frances E. Wheeler Gymnasium to celebrate the inaugural class of alumnae athletes to be inducted into Lincoln School’s newly established Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2010 includes two Olympic athletics, a world renowned amateur golf champion, the first Lincoln tennis team to win the RI State Championship, trailblazing athletes in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, and philanthropists whose support have helped to transformed the athletic experience at Lincoln School.
The creation of the Athletic Hall of Fame is part of Lincoln’s 125th anniversary celebration and honors the School’s longstanding commitment to promoting confidence, achievement and service to others among girls and young women. Many athletic achievements were celebrated and old friendships were renewed as guests gathered in the Wheeler Gymnasium for a seated dinner followed by the awards presentation. The evening was kicked off with an opening video, created by Ronnie McFarland, Athletics Director, which highlighted the nominees as well as athletics at Lincoln through the years. Norma Taylor, former Head Tennis Coach at Brown University, delivered the welcoming remarks focusing on the impact of Title IX on the advancement of women’s sports. Karen Adams, News Anchor at WPRI Channel 12 presided over the awards presentation.
The Lincoln School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2010 is an impressive group of women athletes (bios) who have left an indelible mark on nationally and internationally. We are tremendously proud of all of them!
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