Joanne Lusink LeRoy '67

Before Title IX and the advent of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Keuka College, Joanne Lusink LeRoy was a multi-sport standout and leader who recognized the huge potential of women’s sports. LeRoy played basketball and tennis and, along with twin sister Susanne Lusink LeRoy, started the swim team at Keuka. LeRoy participated in “play days” at area colleges and universities, took part in assorted intramurals activities and was a member of the Women’s Athletic Association Board. She has brought great distinction to her alma mater as a teacher and coach, having led the Pittsford varsity girls golf team to a state-record 53 consecutive wins. She was honored as the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester Girls Golf Coach of the Year several times, including in 2007 and 2008. A talented golfer in her own right, she has won multiple club championships at two area courses.