Mary Phyl Dwight
MARY PHYL DWIGHT
Softball, Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Basketball, 1970-74
Inducted May 3, 1981
Mary Phyl Dwight was one of the most versatile and accomplished athletes in SMS history, turning in standout performances in no fewer than five sports during her four years in school from 1970 to 1974. Playing for the Bears in basketball, volleyball, softball, track and cross country, she was active in the early days of SMS Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women competition and her performances helped SMS to championships in virtually every sport in which she competed. She followed her college career with play on the United States Olympic team handball squad in 1984 and returned to SMS as the Bears’ softball coach in 1985, taking the team to a 27-23 record in her lone season at the helm. She also had coaching stints at the University of Iowa and Kansas State.