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Ruth Brown
1997-98 Hall of Fame
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Field Hockey Coach (1949-1984) & Women's Basketball Coach (1968-1978)
Ruth Brown

"Ruth Brown was the early leader in women's athletics at VU and served the University for 35 years.

In addition to her being the longtime field hockey coach (over 275 games), she was the chair of the women's physical education department (1965-1977), and ultimately became the chair for the physical education department (1977-1980) when it became combined (men and women). She also served as associate director for women's intercollegiate programs (1975-1978).

Brown, the first coach of the women's basketball program, coached over 230 games from 1968-1978. Although women's athletics records were not consistently maintained prior to VU's NCAA affiliation, Brown is considered to be the first woman to help accelerate women's athletics progressively during the middle to latter part of the century. Brown was inducted posthumously.

1997-98 Hall of Fame
Gene BartowMen's Basketball Coach (1964-1970)
Elsie BauerVolleyball Coach (1967-1977) & Womens Golf Coach (1960's)
Emory BauerBaseball, Football, Basketball, and Golf Coaches, Athletic Director (1946-1981)
Patti (Shook) BoiceGolf (1960s)
Ruth BrownField Hockey Coach (1949-1984) & Women's Basketball Coach (1968-1978)
Steve CookTrack & Field & Basketball (1962-1966)
Bob DilleBasketball (1944-1946)
Dick JonesBaseball & Basketball (1965-1968)
Richard KoenigAthlete, Coach, Professor, Director of Athletics, and V.P. for Public &Alumni Affairs (1939-1989)
Lloyd McClendonBaseball (1978-1980)
Joe PahrFootball (1949-1951)
Lori (Barton) PelletierVolleyball (1988-1991)
Garry PuetzFootball & Baseball (1970-1972)
Ken SchreiberBaseball & Football (1953-1958)
Fred (Fuzzy) ThurstonFootball (1953-1955)
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler