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Athletic Department: Patricia Rice Whitley

Patricia Rice Whitley

Year Inducted: 1995
Category: Coach

- Founder of modern intercollegiate women's athletics at Catawba
- Taught Physical Education & Therapeutic Recreation, 1964-present
- Coached all five women's sports - volleyball, field hockey , basketball, softball and tennis 1964-73
- Continued to coach tennis and volleyball until 1981
- Coached eight consecutive undefeated field hockey teams 1964-71
- Ten-year field hockey record of 72-2-5, .943 winning percentage
- The 1971 team (10-0-0) was undefeated and unscored on
- Taught CPR until Sports Medicine program began in 1980s
- Volunteer for Rowan County Special Olympics and Association for Retarded Citizens
- Award of Excellence from Governor's Council of Physical Education & Health, February 4, 1995
- Hometown: Conover, NC

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