- Inducted into the W&M Hall of Fame in 1978 ... Did graduate work at both Wisconsin and George Peabody College (in Nashville) before earning her Ph.D. from NYU ... Taught physical education at both W&M and Mary Washington before taking a position at James Madison in 1950 ... Retired from JMU in 1966 as the head of the physical education and health education department ... The volleyball team's gym at JMU is named in her honor ... Enjoyed a successful post-retirement career write history books in Gloucester, Virginia.