|Title:||Class of 1987|
JoAnne Medeiros, your exceptional athletic ability and competitive drive combined to distinguish you as the most outstanding all-around female athlete in Worcester State College history.
You were instrumental in leading the College to its only National title in basketball in 1980. You were named Most Valuable Player in the regional and national Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) tournaments in 1980. You were named an AII-American in basketball in 1981 and 1982. You were selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) all-region team for four straight years from 1979 through 1982. You were also named to the EAIAW all-region softball team for four straight years.
You earned 12 varsity letters while playing field hockey and volleyball for two years and basketball and softball for four years. You showed outstanding leadership as captain of both the basketball and softball teams and you are the College's second all time leading scorer in basketball with 1,239 career points.
You were a candidate for the Pan American softball team in 1979 and were named to the ASA all-region first team in softball in 1979. You were an outstanding softball pitcher and catcher.
You were honored for your undergraduate achievements by selection to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and you were named the Worcester State College Athlete of the Year in 1981.
You went on to join the college coaching ranks as an assistant softball coach at Clark University in 1984 and were the head coach of Clark in 1985. You also served as an assistant softball coach at Worcester State College in 1986.
You are currently a Residential Coordinator at the Evergreen Center in Milford, MA.
JoAnn Medeiros, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.