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Athletic Hall of Fame

Laurel's Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers who, through their dedication to athletics, have brought pride and distinction to our school community. We recognize them for their contributions to sports, health and wellness, both at Laurel and beyond.

Ann Daniels Marks ’54

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  • Longtime Upper Arlington Girls Tennis Coach

    Ann Daniels Marks, Class of 1954, began playing tennis as a young girl at the Cleveland Skating Club, where she learned from the best players and coaches in Cleveland, including The Ohio State University’s men’s tennis coach who coached her in the summers.

    At Laurel, she played a number of sports from tennis, to field hockey, to figure skating. At a time when most sports activity at Laurel involved Green vs White team competition, Ann was a catcher of the baseball team, played center on the varsity field hockey team, was a guard in basketball and was in the dance club. The 1954 yearbook noted that Ann Daniels “plays a fierce game of tennis and has a large collection of trophies to prove it.” At graduation she was honored with the All-Around Athlete award. In reflecting on her time at Laurel, she credits the school with having taught her to enjoy what you spend the most time doing and the value of being a well-rounded athlete.
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Kelly Schumann Styne ’80

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  • 1979 doubles Ohio Class A-AA Champion

    Kelly Schumann Styne, Class of 1980, began playing tennis at the age of 11. Only one year later, she took home the girls age 12 title at the 1974 Plain Dealer Junior Tennis Tournament, the fourth junior tournament title she had won that year. 
    Initially, Kelly played singles in the Upper School until she was partnered with Patricia Hannon, whose mother Glee Deodhar coached the team and encouraged her athletes to always play their best, when practicing and when playing. The hard work paid off. The 1978 Laurel team won the divisional title its first year in the AAA Division of Northeastern Ohio tennis league and had a 9-0 season. And the following year when she was a Senior, Kelly won the 1979 doubles Ohio Class A-AA championship with Patricia Hannon. The 1979 Laurel tennis team, known to other schools as the “Laurel Superstars,” won the Ohio Athletic Association Coaches Tournament, the Northeastern Ohio Tennis League title and was one of four teams to win a district competition. The team finished with a 21-1 record and Kelly was named the team’s MVP.
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Patricia Hannon ’82

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  • 1979 doubles Ohio Class A-AA Champion

    Having grown up in a tennis family, Patricia Hannon, Class of 1982, picked up a racquet at a very young age and was playing at the tournament level tennis at the age of 10. That intense play led to her being ranked number one in the district, a ranking she held for two consecutive years, by the time she was 12.

    Coached by her mother all four years on the Laurel varsity tennis team, she played first doubles her first two years in the Upper School before eventually playing the number one singles position in her Junior and Senior years. She qualified for the state tournament in doubles all four years and in 1979 won the doubles state championship with her doubles partner, Kelly Schumann Styne. That same year, she helped the tennis team win the first and only team tennis state title in Laurel’s athletic history.
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Brittney Jackson ’10

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  • 2006 Division 3 100m State Champion

    As a child Brittney Jackson, Class of 2010, enjoyed a variety of sports—softball, tennis, and horseback riding— but it was in Middle School that she discovered a love and talent for both track and volleyball that never waned. A three-season athlete in Upper School she played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and ran track in the spring.

    Success at states came in Ninth Grade when Brittney ran her way to gold as the fastest girl in Ohio, competing in Division 3 and clocking in at 12.4 seconds in the 100m dash with a 1.7 wind speed. While track and field is an individual sport, she credits staying connected to the other people on the team as vital in building mental confidence.
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Past Inductees

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  • 2014

    Marti Hardy
    Longtime Laurel teacher • Laurel Golf Coach

    Camilla Coakley-Long '94
    Laurel's first Track & Field State medalist
  • 2012

    Jane Eigner Mintz '78
    Former LPGA player and instructor

    Meg Sheehan '91
    Accomplished Laurel athlete • Former collegiate athlete • Decorated collegiate coach

    Sue Hlavacek
    Former Laurel Athletic Director • Former Notre Dame College Athletic Director
  • 2010

    Alice Lehmann Butler '49
    Accomplished Laurel athlete • Transformational Laurel benefactor and wellness visionary

    Sarah Fagerburg Nixon '82
    International marathon runner • Founder, Fit Girls

    Jamie Taylor '02
    LPGA player, instructor and corporate Program Manager • Founder, JT Mobile Training • Founder, Black Golf Directory
  • 2009

    Amanda Cinalli '04
    2004 Division I Women’s Soccer National Champion (Notre Dame) • Retired professional Women’s U.S. Soccer forward

    Kendall Swenson '04
    2003 Ohio Divisional II Singles Tennis Champion

    Betsy Frazier Youngman '77
    U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team: 1988 (Calgary) and 1992 (Albertville)

    Diana Wilson
    Longtime Laurel Physical Education teacher and coach (field hockey, tennis, softball, lacrosse, basketball and gymnastics)
  • Go Gators!

    Laurel Athletic Boosters
    The Boosters are passionate Gator fans who provide important Athletics support and have a lot fun in the process!

    Give Me a G!
    www.LaurelSchoolAthletics.org is your one-stop-shop for team schedules, scores, clinics, announcements, tournament tickets & more. Create a Fan Central account for a custom experience.

Selection Criteria

  1. Contributions to the sports programs of Laurel School as an athlete, coach, administrator, or volunteer.
  2. A person of high character with the ability to serve as an appropriate role model for current Laurel School students while adhering to the mission of Laurel School—To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.
  3. Alumnae Nominees must have characterized exemplary sportsmanship and team leadership as Laurel student athletes.
  4. Athletes must have graduated from Laurel School at least four years prior to the nomination. Coaches, administrators, volunteers will not be subject to the four-year waiting period.
Questions? Please contact Dave Meyer, Director of Athletics, at dMeyer@LaurelSchool.org.
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