Kyle was recently inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame; esteemed members of the golf community are chosen for induction based on their extraordinary contributions to the game as players, teachers, administrators, or promoters.
Having earned many state and national accolades over the past few decades, Kyle is noted for playing on the 1979 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championship team, as well as being named Collegiate Player of the Year by Golf Magazine the same year, and Golf Digest LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1981.
She is a member of the Women's Golf Coaches Player Hall of Fame, SMU Athletics Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Southwest Conference Hall of Fame, and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Kyle is president of the Kappa Alpha Theta Waco Alumnae Chapter.
October 2016 Spotlight
Kimberly Stevens Beta Omicron/Iowa
Kimberly Stevens was recently inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame. All former Hawkeye athletes who have won at least one major letter are eligible and must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years prior to their selection. She is the first Iowa women's swimmer or diver to receive this honor.
After joining the Hawkeye swim team in 1983, Kimberly became a three-time All-American and four-time Big Ten champion. She was Big Ten champion in the 100-yard freestyle in 1985, and repeated as conference champion in the 200-freestyle in 1985 and 1986. She anchored the 800-freestyle relay to a Big Ten title in 1986. Her 200-meter Big Ten title and the 800-freestyle relay were Big Ten records. In 1985, Stevens was a member of two All-America relays—200 and 400-freestyle—and in 1986, she was a member of the All-America 800-free relay.
In 1992, she was named the Athlete of the Decade by the University of Iowa athletic department. Today, she competes regularly in master's level competitions. Since battling breast cancer in 2010 and undergoing a double mastectomy, Kimberly is now cancer-free, and is active in Swim Across America, an organization that hosts benefit swims to raise money for cancer research.
January 2014 Spotlight
Sasha DiGiulian Epsilon Upsilon/ Columbia
Sasha is currently the female overall world champion rock climber and world-ranking leader in Female Outdoor Sport Climbing. Since beginning her career at age 7, Sasha is a three-time U.S. national champion, undefeated junior continental champion (2004-2010), and member of the US Adult National Team. She has been featured on 16 magazine covers, and has articles written about her in several magazines, including Vogue, National Geographic, Women's Health, Self, and Seventeen.
Sasha is the first and only North American woman to achieve a 9a grade and to onsight 8b+, and the third woman in the world to ascend 9a; she is also the youngest woman in the world to climb this grade.
In addition to her climbing achievements, Sasha is an athlete ambassador for several nonprofit organizations: Women's Sports Foundation, Champions for America's Future, Outdoor Nation, Up2Us, and Right to Play. She is also the founder of the Boulder Like a Girl climbing clinic that benefits the HERA Cancer Research Foundation.