Feb. 25, 2009
IOWA CITY, IA – – University of Iowa Head Field Hockey Coach Tracey Griesbaum was inducted into West Chester University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday. Griesbaum lettered in both field hockey and softball at West Chester. She was a two-time field hockey all-American and four-year letterwinner.
“The West Chester University Athletics Hall of Fame event was incredible,” said Griesbaum. “The amount of people that came to the induction ceremony was amazing. It was wonderful to be around people that I have not seen in years; my coach, professors, and teammates. I am very honored to be in my alma maters hall of fame. My years at West Chester were very rewarding.”
Griesbaum graduated in 1989 from West Chester tied atop the charts as the school’s all-time leading scoring with 107 career points. She still holds the record today, 20 years after she left the school. Griesbaum led her team in goals three different seasons and her 46 career goals are second all-time in West Chester history.
In 1987, Griesbaum was named the PAIAW Female Athlete of the Year in addition to its field hockey athlete of the year. On the softball field, her .433 on-base percentage still ranks in the top ten in school history.
Griesbaum led the Hawkeyes to their third-straight Big Ten Tournament title and the national semifinals in 2008.