Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Judith Sweet

Erected 2009 the NCAA,
University of California-San Diego, and MillerCoors, Inc.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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A Milwaukee, WI native, Judith Sweet graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969 majoring in physical education and mathematics. After earning two masters degrees, Sweet began her career as a teacher and coach at Newcomb College and Tulane University. In 1975, Sweet was appointed Director of Athletics at the University of California-San Diego becoming the first woman to head a combined men's and women's intercollegiate athletics program. In 1991, Sweet was elected President of the NCAA, the first woman to serve in this prestigious position. Sweet has received more than 40 honors and awards over her 35-plus years in athletics including the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators' Administrator of the Year in 1992, the Honda Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women's Collegiate Athletics in 1998, and the Institute for International Sports' 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America in 2007. Since her retirement from the NCAA in 2006, Sweet has served as a consultant for title IX and gender equity strategies. Inducted - 2009
The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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