Beth Stutzmann '90
Beth Stutzmann was one of the pioneers of women's athletics at
Washington and Lee in the late 1980's.
She lettered as a member of the track & field, soccer and swimming & diving teams, serving as a two-year captain for the track & field team.
Stutzmann was a member of the first women's soccer and women's track & field teams at W&L. She earned four letters in soccer and was a two-year starter on the defensive unit. In swimming & diving, she lettered in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
In track & field, Stutzmann lettered for the first two seasons of varsity competition in 1989 and 1990 and she received the Team MVP award following both years. She won five individual events at the unofficial ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (ODAC did not sponsor women's track until 1995) and graduated holding individual school records in the 60 yard hurdles (8.86), 60 yard dash (7.77), 100 meter hurdles (15.54), 100 meters (13.49), 200 meters (28.21), long jump (16' 2.75") and triple jump (31'11.25"). She was also a member of the record-holding 4x100 meter relay (54.12), 800 meter relay (1:58.8) and 4x400 meter relay (4:28.53) teams. Her record in the 100 meter hurdles stood from 1990 until the 2008 season.
An excellent student, Stutzmann was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa and was recognized as a Washington and Lee Scholar-Athlete. She capped her fine career by being named the 1990 W&L Female Athlete of the Year.