|With braided pigtails flying, Mary moved quickly on track and court alike. She competed at the state meet in 1978 and '79 after finishing second at district in the 220 and 440 yard dashes. Mary was named "Most Valuable" on the track team after her junior and senior campaigns.
She earned another "Most Valuable" award as a member of the 1978 volleyball team that finished fourth in the state. Mary was also sparkplug of the basketball squad and received the "Panther Best" award two times.
During college years, she starred in basketball and track at Wenatchee Valley College, then at the University of Idaho. Mary twice won the state community college 400 meter hurdles title and started at guard for a pair of Lady Knights championship basketball teams. She was a Big Sky track champion in three events and earned berths on the "All-Conference" first team twice. Not only did Mary captain the Lady Vandals basketball team for two years, she was also named a "Big Sky Scholar-Athlete." She was a two-time recipient of the "NCW Sports Awards College Female Athlete of the Year" award.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.