Traci Alcorn (Softball; Third Base; 1984-’86)
Two-time All-American (1985, ’86) … Two-time First-Team NCAA Division II All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection … Two-time UA Offensive Player of the Year … Fifth all-time in career batting average at .350 … Tied for fourth in the record books for hits in a season with 68 in 1985 … Member of the 1984 NCAA Final Four team and ’85 NCAA National Championship Runner-Up team that recorded the most wins in program history (51).

Larisa Arcip (Track and Field; Middle Distance; 2007-’10)
Four-time MAC Champion … won three straight MAC Outdoor titles in the 1,500-meters from 2007-’09 … owns two of the top five 1,500m times in school history, including the second-best mark (4:22.19) … also won a MAC Championship in the mile in 2009 … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team three times … also a five-time Academic All-MAC honoree … was a team captain in 2009 and the team’s Newcomer of the Year in 2007.

Lisa Arvay (Softball; Shortstop; 1983, 1985-87; Volleyball 1982-’86)
Two-time captain was a 1999 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Second Team All-Region selection (1986) … Member of 1985 NCAA All-Tournament team … 1987 Caroline J. Pardee Award winner (UA Female Athlete of the Year) … Hit the first recorded grand slam of the program vs. UT Martin on April 18, 1986 … Akron’s 1987 team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and ’86 … Second all-time for single-season assists with 173 in 1987 … Part of the NCAA Division II national championship runner-up team that recorded the most wins in program history, 51 in 1985 … Two years later in 1987, was a member of the team in its first year of NCAA Division I competition.

Danielle Beland (Swimming and Diving; 2004-’07)
Four-time MAC Champion … three-time first team All-MAC …  2006 and 2007 MAC Champion in the 100 and 200 butterfly … 2006-07 MAC Outstanding Senior … five-time MAC Swimmer of the Week … school record holder in 1000 free and 200 butterfly.

Rebecca Bailey Brant (Softball; First Base; 1982-’85)
Second team All-American as a senior in 1985 … NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region selection (1985) … Akron’s 1982 team Offensive Player of the year … Fourth all-time in put-outs for a single season (443 in 1985) … Fifth all-time in two categories with 18 triples and 1,064 putouts in her career … 2000 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … Part of the NCAA Division II national championship runner-up team that recorded the most wins in program history, 51 in 1985.

Cheryl Bowles (Women’s Basketball; 1998-01)

All American (1999-00) … No. 24 jersey is honored in James A. Rhodes Arena … Four-time All-MAC selection, one of only two Zips to garner all-conference honors for all four years of their career … All-MAC Tournament Team (1998-99) … All-MAC Freshman Team (1997-98) …  Leads the program for career field goal percentage (.528) as well as career field goals made (668) … Second all-time for points scored in a single game (33), in a single season (497) and for her career (1,712) … Second in career games played (115), career free throws made (342) and career points per game (14.9) … Led her squad each season in points, points per game, field goals, field goal percentage, free throws made, total rebounds and rebounds per game … Three-time team captain and team MVP (1999-00) … Scored 25 points against Michigan State in Akron’s only WNIT appearance in 1999.

Katie Carter (Swimming and Diving; Diver; 2006-’09)
Three-time Mid-American Conference champion in diving … swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter conference titles during her senior season in 2009 … 2008-09 MAC Diver of the Year …  2006 MAC 3-meter champion … two-time first team All-MAC … 6th place at NCAA Zone Meet is tied for best in school history … school record holder in 1-meter and 3-meter dive.

Jenna Compton (Rifle; 2009-’12)

2008-09 NCAA Individual Air Rifle Champion … first team All-WIRC Air Rifle, second team All-WIRC in the smallbore division … first place air rifle and second place in smallbore at the MAC Championship.

Dani Vance Crookston (Softball; Pitcher; 1981-’84)
No. 8 jersey retired by the program … All-American and Academic All-American (1984) … 45-13 career record, including four no-hitters …  NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic All-Region First-Team selection (1984) … 1993 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … 1981, ’83 and ‘84 Caroline J. Pardee Award winner (UA Female Athlete of the Year) … Three-time team MVP, two-time team Pitcher of the Year … Holds the record for most strikeouts in a single game with 17 vs. Muskingum (April 6, 1983) … Holds the lowest career ERA in program history at 0.617 … Member of the 1984 NCAA Final Four team.

Pam Arnold Davis (Women’s Basketball; 1984-’88)
All American (1986-87) … 1998 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … 1987 Caroline J. Pardee Award winner (UA Female Athlete of the Year) … Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference (1986-87) … First all-time in field goals made in a single season (195) … Holds the record for rebounds in a career at 916 … Second all-time in single-season rebounds (289) … Scored 1,544 career points (ranks third all-time) … Led her squad each year in points, points per game, field goals made, free throws made, free throw percentage, total rebounds and rebounds per game.

Jill McCreary Dilyard (Volleyball, Outside Hitter, 1987-’91)
Akron’s all-time kills leader with 2,439 in her career … Two-time North Star Conference Player of the Year … All-Mideast Region selection (1990) … 2001 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … Posted 32 kills in a single match twice, ranks second in program history … Also ranks in the top-five in career digs (fifth, 1,709),;solo blocks (third, 164); total blocks (fourth, 429); and sets played (fifth, 546) … Member of the 1989 squad that recorded a program-best 48 victories.

Laura Wozniak Dunlay (Track and Field; High Jump; 1995-’98)
Akron’s first NCAA Division I track and field All-American, placing ninth at the 1998 NCAA Indoor Championships in the high jump … was also the MAC Indoor Champion that season … set the Zips’ standard in the indoor and outdoor high jump during her time at UA.

Jody Juergens Evans (Volleyball; Outside Hitter; 1986-’89)
Two-time All-North Star Conference honoree, including Player of the Year in 1989 … 2002 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … Third all-time in kills, posting 1,619 in her career … Ranks third in single-season kills, posting 774 in 1989 … Fourth in the record books for solo blocks in a career with 151 … Member of the 1989 squad that recorded a program-best 48 victories.

Valerie Wert Fraizer (Track and Field; Throws; 2008-’12)
Two-time All-American in 2010 (hammer) and 2012 (weight throw) … also earned All-American Honorable Mention honors (discus) in 2011 …  placed sixth in the hammer at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships … competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012, finishing 20th in the hammer throw … three-time MAC Champion … winner of the 2012 MAC Indoor Championships Most Outstanding Field Performance award … UA’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 2011-12 … team captain in 2011

Patti Godzinski Hardman (Volleyball; Setter; 1992-’95)
Akron Volleyball’s only Academic All-American, earning second team honors in 1995 … Three-time Academic All-District IV honoree … 2006 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee …  Two-time All-MAC selection and three-time Academic All-MAC … Holds the school record for service aces in a match with eight … Second all-time in career assists with 4,869 and career aces with 199 … Led the squad that went a combined 47-19 from 1994-95.

Zara Harutyunyan (Tennis; 2009-12)
Closed out her collegiate career as the program and MAC all-time leader in wins with 242 (126 singles, 116 doubles) … those singles and doubles win totals are also career-bests by a Zips tennis player … her 37 singles victories as a freshman in 2008-09 set the program's single-season record as did her 34 doubles wins as a senior in 2011-12 (bettering the record of 33 she won in 2008-09) … three-time MAC Player of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011) … the first freshman to win the league's POTY award and the only student-athlete in program history to do so … four-time First Team All-MAC selection … helped the program to its first ever MAC tournament championship in 2011 and a repeat title in 2012 … named to the MAC All-Tournament Team in 2011 (MVP) and 2012 … as a  sophomore, was the first player in program history and only the fourth player in 30 years of MAC tennis to qualify individually for the NCAA Singles Championship .. also as a sophomore, was the first player in school history to finish the season in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's national rankings (No. 111).

Kristen Hill (Golf; 2009-’12)
Holds at least a share of 12 program records as one of the first graduating seniors from the women’s golf program … posted four career victories in 43 tournaments … finished inside the top-10 in 22 events and inside the top-25 38 times overall … helped the Zips to three team titles … three-time First-Team All-MAC selection (2010-12) … named Second-Team All-MAC in 2009 … seven-time MAC Golfer of the Week … MAC All-Tournament Team recipient in 2011 … finished with a career scoring average of 76.35.

Shelby Howell (Softball; Pitcher; 1995-’98)
First-Team All-MAC honoree in 1997 and ’98, including MAC Player of the Year in 1997 … Second-Team All-MAC in 1996 … 2008 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … Highest career win total for a pitcher in Akron softball history (66) … Second all-time in career batting average (.355) … Picked up 20 victories her senior year, the third-most in program history …  Tied for first in the record books with 17 doubles in a single season (1997) … Recognized as Akron’s Pitcher of the Year all four years of her career … Threw a no-hitter against Penn State on April 23, 1997.

Ashley Kaufman (Track and Field; Javelin; 2003-’06)
Two-time All-American … placed seventh at the NCAA Championships in 2005 and eighth in 2006 … set a MAC Outdoor Championship meet record with a winning mark of 176-10 … named the MAC Outdoor Female Most Outstanding Field Performer and Most Valuable Performer in 2006 … was a four-time All-Ohio javelin champion (2003-’06).

Carrie Kayes (Track and Field; Pole Vault; 2007-’10)
Three-time All-American in the pole vault, finishing as high as fourth at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships … three-time MAC Champion … smashed the school’s indoor record in 2010 with a jump of 14-03.25 and owns four of the top five marks all-time … also matched Kira Sims’ outdoor standard the previous season with a clearance of 14-01.25 … winner of the 2010 MAC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Performer award … was a team captain in 2009 … four-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American … five-time Academic All-MAC honoree.

Stevi Large (Track and Field; Throws; 2006-’09)
The program’s second individual national champion … won the hammer throw at the 2009 NCAA Championships … was also the 2009 NCAA weight throw runner-up … four-time All-American … nine-time MAC Champion … first female in MAC history to complete a career sweep in a field event, winning the hammer four times … 2008 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Indoor Female Field Performer of the Year … three-time winner of the MAC Outdoor Female Most Outstanding Field Performance award (’07, ’08, ’09) … won the same award during the league’s indoor championships in ’07 and ’08 … UA’s Female Athlete of the Year in ’07, ’08 and ’09 … owns the top five all-time school marks in the hammer throw, outdoor shot put and weight throw … is also the school record holder in the indoor shot put … also owns the MAC Championship Meet record in the weight throw (70-06.50) and hammer throw (213-10) … also holds the NCAA Mideast Championship Meet record in the hammer (219-01) … two-time Academic All-MAC honoree … two-time team captain (’08, ’09) … three-time team Most Valuable Performer (’07, ’08, ’09).

Jean Linton (Rifle, 1960-64)
Jean Linton played prominent role in establishing women’s intercollegiate athletics on The University of Akron campus. She became the second female to earn a varsity letter as a freshman in 1960-61, was the first UA female athlete to be named an All-American, not once, but twice in 1961 and 1962, and in 1963-64, she became the first woman to earn four varsity letters. Linton's 288.8 average during her freshman season not only topped the UA team to lead them to the conference title, but was the top average among 135 male shooters in the Lake Erie Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (LEIRC). At the National Rifle Association (NRA) Sectional Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., Linton earned the Most Valuable Rifleman Award and garnered All-America honors by matching her high score of 295. It was the highest collegiate women’s score in the nation that year. The following season, Linton fired her all-time high score of 297, increasing her season average to 293 to lead both Akron and the LEIRC. She led UA to another conference championship and took individual honors at the NRA Sectional in Buffalo with a 290 score and was tabbed as an All-American for the second time. In her last season of 1963-64, Linton helped UA capture its 11th LEIRC Championship in 14 seasons and she wrapped up her career by finishing second at the NRA Tourney with a 285 score. Linton became the first woman inducted into the University's Varsity "A" Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Katie Orlando McCumiskey (Tennis; 1990-93)
The first UA women's tennis player to be nominated for and voted into the University's Sports Hall of Fame (2010 class) … is listed fifth on the program's all-time wins list with 152 (79 singles, 73 doubles) … those 79 singles victories ranks her tied for third in a career in program history, while the 73 doubles wins lists her sixth in that category … two-time All-North Star Conference selection (1990, 1991) … was the first UA player to earn All-MAC honors, being named to the first team as a senior in 1993 … claimed the No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles championship at the North Star Conference tournament as a freshman … in 1993 became the youngest United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Professional in the state of Ohio … in 2007 was named the USPTA Pro of the Year.

Kelli Metzger (Softball; Catcher; 1996-’99)
All-American (1999) … Three-time NCAA Division I All-Great Lakes Region selection (1996, ’97, ’99) … Holds the record for most career home runs (57) and RBI (167) … Stands in the top two spots in the books for home runs in a single season with 19 in 1999 and 16 in 1996 … Second in career walks with 87 and career hits with 207.

Kara Murphy (Women’s Basketball; 2007-’11)
Akron’s all time leading scorer with 1,777 points … Four-time All-MAC selection … Holds the school record for total points in a season, posting 580 in 2008-09 … Also sits in the top spot in the books for career free throws made with 480 …  Never missed a start in her career, leading the program with 123 games played.

Linda Weber Peters (Softball; Pitcher; 1982-’85)
Academic All-American (1985) … Second all-time in career winning percentage at .862 (50-8) … Tossed four career no-hitters … 2001 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … As a senior, posted a 22-4 record for the highest winning percentage in a single season (0.846) … Fourth-lowest ERA in program history at 0.982 … UA Freshman of the Year in 1982 and Pitcher of the Year in 1983 … Member of the 1984 NCAA Final Four team and ’85 NCAA National Championship Runner-Up team that recorded the most wins in program history (51).

Kay Piper (Softball; Shortstop; 1982-85; Volleyball; 1981-’84)
No. 23 jersey number retired by the program … Three-time All-American (First-Team 1983 and ’84, Second-Team 1985) … Two-time team MVP … Member of the 1984 and ’85 NCAA Final Four teams … First all-time in career batting average (.398), career runs scored (140), career hits (236), career doubles (48), career triples (35) … Three-time NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region selection … 1982 Caroline J. Pardee Award winner (UA Female Athlete of the Year) … 1994 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee ... Holds the school record for most RBI in a single game with seven against Mount Union (April 20, 1983).

Judy Ervin Porter (Cross Country/Track and Field; Distance; 1989-’93)
Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee (2004) … UA’s NCAA Woman of the Year and the school’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1992-93 … four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track … two-time Caroline Pardee Athlete of the Year honoree in 1991-92 and 1992-93 … was the first female at UA to compete in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship … four-time cross country team MVP … in 1990-91, was the first female at UA to earn MVP honors in both cross country and track in the same season … won the North Star Conference Cross Country Championship in ’91, after finishing runner-up in ’90, to lead Akron to its first championship in women’s cross country …  finished second at the 1992 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championship and placed 11th at the NCAA District Meet to earn a trip to the NCAA Division I Championship in ’92  … was the All-Ohio Champion in the 5k in ’91 and ’92 … in all, was named team MVP six times (four times on the cross country team and two on the track team) … team captain on the track team in ’93 and newcomer of the year in ’90 … winner of the coaches’ award in ’92.

Michelle Rizzo (Cross Country; 1998-2001)
First Cross Country All-American in school history (1999) … also finished third at the 1999 NCAA Great Lakes Regional …  first Akron Cross Country MAC Champion, winning the 1999 title in 17:22.20 … also led the Zips’ cross country team to its first MAC Championship in ’99 … broke five school records during her time at UA, setting the standard in the mile, indoor and outdoor 3k, and indoor and outdoor 5k … three of those records still stand today, including the indoor 3k and 5k, and outdoor 5k.

Ann Marie Rotunda (Softball; Outfield; 1992-’95)
2005 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … First-Team All-MAC selection 1993 and ’94, Second-Team All-MAC selection (1995) … Three-time Academic All-MAC honoree … 1994 Caroline J. Pardee Award winner (UA Female Athlete of the Year) … Selected as Akron’s team MVP, Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year during her career … Third all-time with 91 career stolen bases.

Beata Rudzinska (Track and Field/Cross Country; Middle Distance; 2003-’06)
Five-time All-American … placed third in the 800-meters at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2005 … 14-time MAC champion, including eight straight crowns in the 800-meters (indoor and outdoor) … school record holder in four events, including the indoor and outdoor 800-meters, mile and 1,500-meters … 2004 MAC Outdoor Championship Most Valuable Performer … owns the MAC Championship Meet record in the 1,500m (4:21.11) … captured the MAC Cross Country Championship in 2005 … four-time Akron Female Athlete of the Year (’03-’06) … three-time UA track and field team MVP (’03-’05).

Natalie Sako (Track and Field; High Jump; 2004-’07)
Four-time All-American … placed sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2005 … three-time MAC Outdoor Champion (’05, ’06, ’07) … earned a bronze medal competing for Team USA at the 2006 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletic Association Under-23 Championships … named team’s Newcomer of the Year in 2004.

Cassie Schenck (Cross Country/Track and Field; Distance; 2008-’11)
School record-holder in the 3,000-meter steeplechase … owns all five of the top marks in the event in program history … also owns three of the top five times in the mile and two of the top five in the indoor 3,000-meters … two-time MAC Champion in the steeplechase (2008 and 2011) … also won the MAC Indoor Championship in the mile in 2011 … was the track team’s Newcomer of the Year (Indoor) in 2008 … was an All-MAC First Team honoree in Cross Country as well in 2007 … earned Second Team honors in 2008 … cross country team’s Newcomer of the Year in 2007 … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … four-time Academic All-MAC honoree.

Kira Sims (Track and Field; Pole Vault; 2001-’04)
Three-time All-American in the pole vault, finishing as high as third at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships … three-time MAC Champion … 2004 NCAA Mideast Region Champion … winner of the 2004 MAC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Performance award … was the first female student-athlete in league history to clear the 14-foot barrier … shares the school’s outdoor record of 14-01.25 with Carrie Kayes, who matched Sims’ mark five years later … set the MAC Championship Meet record (both indoor: 14-00.00; and outdoor: 14-01.25) in 2004 … 2004 Olympic Trials finalist.

Christi Smith (Track and Field; Multis/Jumps; 1997-2000)
The school’s first national champion … won the heptathlon at the 2000 NCAA Championships … was the NCAA runner-up in the event in 1999 … four-time All-American … school record holder in the heptathlon (5,932) … seven-time MAC Champion, winning the heptathlon (’98, ’99, 00) and pentathlon (’98, ’99, 00) three times each and the long jump once (’97) … winner of the MAC Outdoor Championships Most Valuable Performance award in ’99 … won the same award for the league’s indoor championships in ’98 … named the school’s female athlete of the year three times (’98, ’99, ’00) … established MAC all-time and championships meet records in the pentathlon and heptathlon … qualified for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials … three-time team captain … four-time team Most Valuable Performer.

Tina Mayreis Smith (Softball; Catcher; 1982-85)
Two-time All-American (1984, ’85) … Two-time First-Team NCAA Division II All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection … Two-time team captain and UA MVP (1984) … Second in the record books with 50 career doubles … Seventh all-time in career batting average at .344 ... Fourth in the record books for highest fielding percentage in a single season (.994 in 1985) … Member of the 1984 NCAA Final Four team and ’85 NCAA National Championship Runner-Up team that recorded the most wins in program history (51).

Latrese Taylor (Track and Field; Sprints; 1997-2000)
School record holder in three events … owns the program’s top marks in the 60-meters (7.40), and outdoor 100-meters (11.49) and 200-meters (23.44) … also has the second-fastest time in school history for the indoor 200m (23.94) … two-time MAC Champion … won the league’s indoor 60-meters and the outdoor 100-meter in 2000 … two-time team captain.

Mary Varga (Track and Field; Jumps/Javelin/Multis; 1999-2003)
Five-time All-American … was the NCAA runner-up in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2001 … earned All-American status in the high jump, heptathlon and javelin … three-time Academic All-American (’01-’03) … eight-time MAC Champion, including four high jump titles … winner of the 2001 MAC Indoor Championships Most Valuable Performance award … set MAC Championship Meet and school records in the high jump (6-01.25) and pentathlon (4,078 points) in 2001.

Deann Viebranz (Softball; Second Base; 1981-’84)
All-American (1984) … NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic All-Region First-Team selection (1984) … 1995 Varsity “A” Hall of Fame inductee … Two-time team Defensive Player of the Year … Tied for the record for most runs scored in a single game with five … Second all-time with 47 career sacrifices … Inside the top-10 in career batting average (.341) and career runs scored (112) … Member of the 1984 NCAA Final Four team.

Krystin Wilson (Women’s Soccer; Goalkeeper; 2004-’07)
Akron’s all-time leader in career shutouts (18) and goals against average (1.15) … second all-time in career saves (213) and wins (21) … seven shutouts in 2007 tied school record … 2007 first team All-MAC and second team All-Ohio … two-time Academic All-MAC