North Central College - Naperville, IL

Leader in women’s athletics is recognized

Leader in women’s athletics is recognized

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Upon arriving at North Central College in 1970, Bev Thornburg took over the responsibilities of head tennis coach and instructor of physical education. At the time, these were the only athletic opportunities for women on campus and she wasted no time in changing this. In a span from 1971 to 1975, Thornburg pioneered the way for women's volleyball, basketball and softball while coaching all three sports at the same time.



Nancy Peterson honored with Cleo Tanner Award

Nancy Peterson honored with Cleo Tanner Award

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Professor of Chemistry Nancy Peterson was presented with the Cleo Tanner Award by North Central's athletic department at the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon Feb. 2. Peterson, a member of North Central's faculty since 1994, has been a faculty mentor for the Cardinals’ softball program and currently serves as the faculty mentor for the women’s basketball program.


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