Sports and Fitness

Christine Bannister (Gamma Pi-Arizona State) 

Account executive for Brener Zwikel & Associates sports public relations and marketing firm.

 

Susie Maxwell Berning (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) 

Three time winner of the Women's U.S. Open. Inducted into OCU Sports Hall of Fame, Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in 1973, National Gold Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

 

Lourie Boike (Beta Tau-Indiana) 

Director of ticket operations, DP Fox Sports and Entertainment

 

Julie Clark (Gamma Beta-UC/Santa Barbara) 

Awarding-winning veteran pilot and air show performer. North America's only solo T-34 acrobatic performer. Captain for Northwest Airlines (since 1984). Inducted into the International Women's Air and Space Museum.

 

Courtney Faison (Delta Alpha- East Carolina) 

Hollywood stunt woman and Martial Arts Hall of Fame Woman of the Year (2005). Featured in films such as The Replacements (2000) and Miami Vice (2006), and television shows including Burn Notice, Law and Order, and CSI: Miami.  National Exercise Science Association certified specialist and a third degree black belt in Chinese Goju Karate.

 

Claire Waters Ferguson (Βeta Βeta-Michigan State) 

First woman president of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. President during the 1994 Olympics and the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident. First woman elected to the International Federation for Figure Skaters. Serves on the International Skating Union Council, the first U.S. woman to do so. Recipient of Alpha Phi Frances E.Willard Award, 1994.

 

Michelle Freeman (Delta Pi-Indiana State) 

Head football athletic trainer, Christopher Newport University.


Mary Ellen Gillespie (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) 

First female to assume the athletic director post at the University of Wisconsin/Green Bay. 2014 Ursa Major Award recipient. 2014 Ursa Major Award recipient.


Laura Gilpin (Τau-Oregon) 

Created and heads Tri-Valley Sports Commission in San Francisco, one of only 11 sports commissions in California.

 

Stacia Hookom (Beta Gamma-Colorado) 

First female on the National Snowboarding Team (1993). Six National Championship titles, nine World Cup podiums, seven trips to the world championships in 12 seasons.

 

Edean Anderson Ihlanfeldt (Βeta Upsilon-Oregon State) 

Golfer. Accomplishments include: Champion of Women's National Senior Championship (1982), Canadian Women's Open Champion (1952), five-time PNGA Women's Amateur Champion and three-time PNGA Senior Women's Amateur Champion. Inducted into Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 1985.


Janis Horns Klecker (Epsilon-Minnesota) 

Former American long-distance runner who is a two-time United States national champion in the marathon. She competed in the marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics and has won the City of Lakes Martahon/Twin Cities Marathon three times, the San Francisco Marathon Twice and the California International Marathon twice. 


Amie Kraft (Theta Xi-Shippensburg) 

Massage therapist for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2001.

 

Michele McClinton (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado) 

Professional ski instructor in Aspen, Colo., teaching more than 20 years and specializing in women's programs.

 

Wanda LaBounty Means (Βeta Εpsilon-Arizona) 

Kicker, punter for the Austin Rangers, Women's Professional Football League (1999-2001).

 

Brenna Miles (Pi-North Dakota

Personal trainer and instructor. Appears in fitness videos and on Cory Everson's Gotta Sweatfitness television show.

 

Kim Miller (Beta Alpha-Illinois) 
Program director, USA Team Handball,  the national governing body for the Olympic sport of handball in the U.S.

 

Eliza Orlins (Alpha-Syracuse) 
Competed on CBS television's reality series Survivor: Vanuatu.

 

Debby Pfaff (Omicron-Missouri) 
Director of accounting for St. Louis Cardinals, L.P.

 

Portia Pollock (Eta Sigma-Lafayette) 
High school coach.

 

Leila Pratt (Theta Nu-Appalachian State) 
Assistant sports information director, Appalachian State University.

 

Mollie Quinn (Beta Delta-UCLA) 
UCLA spirit squad advisor, co-creator of the nationally utilized Performance Enhancement Program for spirit leaders, Golden State Spirit Association associate director and choreographer.

 

Dana Roberts (Theta Alpha-Linfield) 
Certified athletic trainer, Linfield College.

 

Melinda Erickson Roeder (Epsilon Iota-Duquesne) 
Professional football player for Indiana Speed, a team in the Women's Professional Football League.

 

Marian Dale Roper (Βeta Delta-UCLA) 
Bronze metal winner in platform diving, 1932 U.S. Olympic Team.

 

Katherine Ross Simard (Delta Epsilon-Iowa) 
Professional horse trainer and instructor. Specializing in dressage, she is one of less than 150 United States Dressage Federation certified instructors in the U.S.


Liz (Mooney) Shaffer (Nu-Nebraska)
Liz was named to the inaugural class of University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame on March 17, 2014. Liz played women's tennis from 1983-86. She was one of 22 distinguished student-athletes to be recognized, and will be enshrined this fall in conjunction with the Huskers' season-opening football game on Sept. 5th, 2015.

 

Courtney Jean Barfield Sparks (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City)
Cheerleader for Dallas Cowboys NFL football team (since 2000).

 

Christina Specos (Epsilon Kappa-West Chester)
Associate Director of Sports Performance for Purdue University Athletics in the Big Ten Conference (since 2011). Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Purdue women's basketball and volleyball teams.

 

Karen Regan Toole (Βeta Αlpha-Illinois) 
Assistant director of compliance for the Big Ten Conference (1994-2002).

 

Carolyn Burkett Muegge Vaughan (Gamma Eta-North Texas) 
Co-leader of the Mount Vaughn Antarctic Expedition (1993-94). Participant in three Alaskan Iditarod dogsled races. Second degree black belt in Judo.

 

Patty Vallese Viverito (Εpsilon Delta-Northern Illinois) 
Senior associate commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference. Commissioner, Gateway Football Conference, Missouri. Served as tournament director for the 2001 NCAA Women's Final Four.