Riding Coach Mary Drueding has been named to the second annual Athletic
Hall of Fame class at her alma mater, Colby-Sawyer College in New London,
New Hampshire. Induction for the five new members of the hall will take
place October 7, 2007.
The Colby-Sawyer Athletic Hall of fame was established in 2006 to celebrate
the accomplishments of Colby-Sawyer athletes, coaches, teams and supporters
who have enhanced and reinforced the college's commitment to excellence.
Drueding, a 1982 graduate, "helped put the Colby-Sawyer equestrian program
on the map," according to the college, serving as both the team MVP and
captain, and then later as assistant and head coach for the program. As a
student at Colby-Sawyer, Drueding spent four seasons with the equestrian
team, serving as the team's most valuable rider for her first two
seasons and as team captain for two seasons. She returned to the team as
an assistant coach in 1988 and was a part of the first-ever team to
qualify for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) competition
and was an assistant during the National Championship team of 1989.
In 1991, Drueding took over as head coach, and again led the Chargers to
their second National Championship in 1994 and also led the team to
top-10 finishes on two separate occasions. She became the equestrian
coach at St. Lawrence in 1995. At the University, Drueding has coached
nine individual national champions, three zone teams and numerous regional
and zone individual winners.
More information: St. Lawrence
Posted: July 12, 2007