Puget Sound Announces Top-10 Female Loggers Of All-Time

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.

Melissa Norrish

Melissa Norrish racked up six individual first-place finishes between two Northwest Conference duals last weekend. The senior from Denver, Colorado, won the 800-M freestyle, 200 individual medley, and the 400 freestyle against Whitworth. She followed that performance with wins in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and 100 butterfly against Whitman.