During last summer, the Puget Sound Athletic Department asked fans to help us identify the 10 most outstanding female student-athletes of the past 40 years. Hundreds of fans voted through our website, LoggerAthletics.com, and helped the department choose the top-10 female Loggers of all-time.
While Alice Bond was one of the top vote-getters, Logger Athletics decided to keep the list at 10 student-athletes and honor Bond (now deceased) as the Logger legend that she is. Bond is the namesake of the Alice Bond Award, which is given to the top female student-athlete every year at Puget Sound. She pioneered the women’s athletics program prior to the Title IX legislation from 1947-76.
The top-10 female Loggers of all-time span six different sports and all four decades in the history of women’s athletics at Puget Sound. Below is a list of the former student-athletes honored as the top-10 in Puget Sound history in alphabetical order.
Sue Bendl-Gregory (Swimming) 1986-90
Dana Boyle-Solof (Cross Country, Track & Field) 1998-2002
Andrea Egans-Roelen (Volleyball) 1992-95
Cathy Flick-Pollino (Volleyball) 1984-87
Angela French (Cross Country, Track & Field) 1976-81
Cortney Kjar (Soccer) 2002-05
Janece Levien (Soccer) 2005, 2007-09
Heather Paulsen-Mairs (Softball) 1993-97
Sarah Rudolph-Cole (Swimming) 1983-86
Keely Running-Teske (Basketball) 1989-93
This list includes Players of the Year at the conference and national levels, national champions of both the team and individual varities, over 50 All-American selections and owners of school records that still stand today.
The Loggers will honor these ten amazing women this weekend in conjunction with the Homecoming & Family Weekend activities. They will be honored between sets two and three at Friday night’s volleyball game against Willamette and again during the Homecoming football game against Pacific Lutheran.