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Ruth Aucott

Mrs. Aucott was the Akron women's tennis champion in 1962 and the 1987 winner and 1988 runner-up in the Ohio Senior Women's Golf Tournament. However, it is in the sport of field hockey that she became a legend. A native of Abington, Pa., Aucott earned four letters each in basketball, tennis and field hockey at Ursinus College from 1952-56. As a senior she was selected first team All-America by the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA). That honor earned her a spot on the 1956 United States national team that traveled to Australia for an exhibition tour. Subsequently, Aucott played on the U.S. team for 10 years at many international tournaments. She has remained at the forefront of the game's evolution, serving as an umpire and as a member of the USFHA Rules Committee. She is the wife of former Firestone Tire and Rubber CEO and President George Aucott.

Inducted 1989 | Tennis