North Central College - Naperville, IL

Leader in women’s athletics is recognized

Leader in women’s athletics is recognized

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Upon arriving at North Central College in 1970, Bev Thornburg took over the responsibilities of head tennis coach and instructor of physical education. At the time, these were the only athletic opportunities for women on campus and she wasted no time in changing this. In a span from 1971 to 1975, Thornburg pioneered the way for women's volleyball, basketball and softball while coaching all three sports at the same time.



Join Jan. 31 & Feb. 4 luncheons to celebrate women in sports

Join Jan. 31 & Feb. 4 luncheons to celebrate women in sports

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Each February, North Central College celebrates National Girls and Women in Sport Day with a luncheon and presentation of the Cleo Tanner Award. This year's luncheon takes place at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, where Bev Thornburg will be honored as the 2012 Cleo Tanner Award recipient for her positive effect on women's athletics at North Central. Students, faculty and staff are invited to walk in and attend the free event.
 



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