Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wittenberg's Voices of the Hollow

Wittenberg has started an intriguing new feature on its website, called Voices of the Hollow, an audio podcasting series highlighting people and places that define the University.

First up is Betty Dillahunt '46, emeritus director of women's athletics. A fascinating seven-minutes of a 45-minute interview with Dillahunt are posted on Wittenberg's site:
The 1985 Wittenberg Athletics Hall of Honor inductee was a groundbreaking student-athlete, successful amateur and semi-professional athlete, legendary coach and, most importantly, an educator who made an impact upon thousands of students in a four-decade teaching career. Dillahunt won the Springfield women's golf title eight times, and she was a renowned fastpitch softball pitcher who played in seven world championships and hurled 14 no-hit games in a 25-year career. She was also a top field hockey player who earned all-star status while competing in 19 national tournaments. In her career, she coached nine different sports at Wittenberg and founded the field hockey program.
Dillahunt is a true sports pioneer, although she would undoubtedly wave off such a description. While she obviously did not play during the time of the NCAC, Dillahunt's outstanding accomplishments serve as the foundation for those who have taken to the fields and courts over our 23 seasons and for those who will in the future.

Please go to Wittenberg's site to listen some of the story of Betty Dillahunt's 60-year career as a Wittenberg Tiger.

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