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3 alumnae to Sports Hall of Fame

  Photo by David Lienemann  


The 2004 Cornell Sports Hall of Fame inductees who
attended the homecoming ceremony are (back row,
from left) Bill Pflasterer, Bill Petersen ’60, Garrett Ray
Foy ’51, Kevin Kudrna ’86, Jay Van Cleve ’86; (front row,
from left) Joyce Weeg ’83, Lisa Brooks ’90, Bob Reimers
’66, and Tracey Galowitz Johnson ’83.

Tracey Galowitz Johnson ’83, Joyce Weeg ’83, and Lisa Brooks ’90 joined an elite group at 2004 homecoming.

When they were inducted into Cornell’s Sports Hall of Fame, they became only the fifth, sixth, and seventh alumnae members.

Galowitz Johnson was a four-year tennis letter winner and team MVP who played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles throughout her career. She was a conference champ and runner-up at singles and doubles. In 1982 she led Cornell to the first of its three championships in the Midwest Athletic Conference for Women. She is an attorney in Lake Elmo, Minn., serves on numerous boards and committees in her community, and is a regular volunteer for youth sports.

Weeg prepped at Iowa City Regina, playing a six-girl, half-court basketball game. But she had no problem transitioning to the fiveplayer, full-court college game, leading the Rams to the conference title in 1982, earning team MVP honors twice, making the all conference first team, and setting school records at the time for shooting percentage (51%), career points (926), and career rebounds (927). She was also an MVP catcher on the conference second-place softball team.

Weeg played on a softball team that reached the national tournament in 1986, and for 16 years she played rugby, including stints on various all-star teams and the national team. She lives in Iowa City and is a high school biology teacher and coach.

Tennis player Brooks took the conference doubles crown her junior and senior years, becoming the first athlete to win back-to-back championships with different partners. Her senior year she made the Academic All-American District 7 First Team and was a finalist for the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Following a five-year hiatus due to a severe case of tennis elbow, which required two surgeries, she returned to the game playing left-handed. Her teams have advanced to the USTA Southern Sectional Championships three of the last four years. She is manager of health and safety regulatory affairs for International Paper in Memphis, Tenn., and serves on a 15-member ergonomics committee commissioned by the U.S. Labor Department.

The remaining 2004 inductees are:
Walter Thornton 1899, baseball.
Nelson (Bud) Andrus ’50, football, basketball, track; former high school teacher and coach, retired commercial/industrial real estate broker, Minnetonka, Minn.
Garrett Ray Foy ’51, wrestling; retired businessman and banker, Louisville, Ky.
Bob Keck ’57, football, basketball, baseball; Methodist pastor, president of Boulder (Colo.) Graduate School, best-selling author, motivational speaker; deceased.
Bill Petersen ’60, wrestling, baseball; graphic designer and illustrator, Evanston, Ill.
Vic Wallace ’65, football, baseball, track and field; head football coach, Lambuth University, Jackson, Tenn.
Bob Reimers ’66, swimming; professor of environmental health sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans.
Kevin Kudrna ’86, football, baseball; sixth-grade teacher, Maquoketa Valley School, and high school coach, Delhi, Iowa.
Jay Van Cleve ’86, wrestling; pilot, Fort Worth, Texas.
Bill Pflasterer, coach of football, swimming, cross country, track and field; retired, Crete, Neb.

 
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