|Title:||Class of 1991|
Lois Ford Batbouta, not only were you an outstanding player, you
were instrumental in the development of the field hockey, softball
and basketball programs at Worcester State College.
Your talent, drive and determination helped the College to establish all three women's program which are so successful today.
Your strongest sport was field hockey and you set a school record by scoring 12 goals in 1971 while leading the team to a 6-1-1 record. Your leadership qualities were recognized as you were named the captain of the 1970 team and a co-captain in 1971, a team which won the state championship. You were also captain of the basketball team for two years.
You also played varsity volleyball and tennis and were a point-guard on the 1971 state championship basketball team. You played two years of softball as a centerfielder and pitcher and the team had a record of 12-1. you hit .413 for your career.
You were a member of the WSC Women’s Athletic Association and a member of the Athletic Recreation Association while an undergraduate.
You coached high school tennis in Southbridge in 1974, served as an assistant JV women’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island in 1973 and were the field hockey coach at holy Cross College from 1974 through 1980.
Lois Ford Batbouta, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.