Mike Daugherty, dean of students, presents Peggy
Anderson with a plaque commemorating the dedication
of the new softball field in her honor.
Peggy Anderson, former athletics director and professor emeritus, was instrumental in developing opportunities for female athletes at Eastern
Rob Cashell | EOU Athletics Director | (541) 962-3364 | email@example.com
28 April 2008
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) - Eastern Oregon University's new softball field has been dedicated to Peggy Anderson, former athletics director and professor emeritus at EOU.
A naming ceremony on Saturday, April 26 was held in conjunction with the EOU softball double header against Southern Oregon University. Anderson was in attendance for the ceremony and was presented with a plaque from Mike Daugherty, dean of students at EOU, commemorating the dedication.
During her nearly 40-year tenure at EOU, Anderson served the university in many capacities, first as an instructor in physical education from 1963-1966 and then as an assistant professor from 1966-1972. From 1986-2001, Anderson became a full professor of physical education and was also named athletics director.
Anderson was instrumental in developing opportunities for female athletes. She started and coached the women's basketball, field hockey, track and field and volleyball teams. Softball and women's soccer were also added as intercollegiate programs during her tenure. Additionally, Anderson was the key planner in the development of the former softball field complex, located where the new campus residence halls are today.
Anderson is a member of both the EOU Athletic Hall of Fame and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame for meritorious service. She received her bachelor's of art degree in physical education from The College of Idaho in 1962 and her master's in physical education from the University of Oregon in 1963. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in kinesiology and anatomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976.
To view more photos from the dedication ceremony, visit www.eou.edu/athletics/sft/042608seniordayphotogallery.html.
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