In March of 1997, the Rosary Academy Booster Club unveiled the Rosary Athletics Wall of Fame to honor the excellence of Rosary alumnae and to serve as an inspiration for current and future Royals. Beginning with three inductees in 1998, the Wall of Fame now totals more than 40 inductees.
Thursday, June 8, the 18th annual Wall of Fame Dinner was held in the Karcher Center. There was great food and a variety of terrific introductions and acceptance speeches. Memories were shared, photos were snapped and many hugs and lots of laughter were evident throughout the evening.
In a new tradition, current and graduating athletes attended the dinner and were introduced by their coaches. It was a great opportunity for them to see the heights they could aspire to, and to learn some of the life lessons passed on by their Rosary sisters.
The following women were inducted to the Wall of Fame this year:
Anne M. Nunes '87 -- Lawn Bowling
Marissa Perez Jones '97 -- Basketball & Softball
Julie Henn Tampellini '99 -- Water Polo
Romina Bollini '99 -- Golf & Basketball
Mallory Anderson '01 -- Softball & Water Polo
Jilane Rodgers Petrie '02 -- Cross Country & Track
Jen Sanders '04 -- Golf
Melissa Burley '07 -- Cross Country, Track, Soccer, & Diving
Nicole Favreau '09 -- Volleyball
Photos courtesy of Donna Reinbold.