|Title:||Class of 1995|
Gayle's talent, drive and determination helped make her one of
the top all time players in the history of Worcester State College
athletics. She was an outstanding athlete who played field hockey,
basketball and softball.
Gayle played two years of field hockey and was the leading scorer both years scoring 19 total goals and having seven assists for 26 points. In basketball, she scored 784 points in three years and was selected a Massachusetts State College Conference (MASCAC) All Star her junior and senior years.
Gayle was a captain of the 1990 team that competed in the ECAC
tournament. Gayle played softball for three years and was named the
All New England shortstop in her junior and senior year and was
selected to the MASCAC All Star team both years. Gayle hit .433 her
senior year and led the Lancers to the ECAC North Championship as
the team won 25 games that year, the most wins in a single season
in College history. She was the team captain. Gayle finished her
career with a lofty .391 batting average and set the College all
time record with 15 triples. She was a member of the 1988 team
which hit .396 and won the national NCAA team batting title.
For four years, Gayle worked at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on the traumatic spinal cord injury unit before her career took a sudden swing with aspirations of becoming a professional golfer. She still works in occupational therapy and also at the PGA National Golf Course at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida and is hoping to qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Open. Her ultimate ambition is to make the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour.