TRISH BOSTROM — Tennis
A trailblazer for women’s tennis at the University of Washington, Trish Bostrom became the first woman to reach the quarterfinals in the 1971-72 National Collegiate Tennis Championships. An excellent doubles player, she claimed three national titles during her collegiate career. She played professionally for eight years and was ranked #5 in the world in women’s doubles and #35 in singles. Bostrom’s record includes being a U.S. Open doubles quarterfinalist, French Open doubles semi-finalist, Australian Open doubles finalist, and Wimbledon doubles final sixteen. Now a successful attorney in Seattle, she received her Juris Doctorate from SMU in 1983.
One of the most respected sports figures in the State, he played every backfield position for Jim Phelan’s Huskies in the early 1930’s. He coached high school football in Seattle for 13 years, winning three State championships with Franklin and Queen Anne. He was UW head coach for three seasons before entering politics where he served 32 years as the State’s Lt. Governor.
PAT McMURTRY — Boxing
One of the region’s biggest sports stars before the arrival of major league sports in the Pacific Northwest, Pat McMurtry was homegrown, a legitimate title contender and potential heavyweight champion. Starting with his hard-nosed, blue-collar roots on Tacoma’s South Side, Pat at one time was ranked fifth among the world’s heavyweights. One of his biggest career highlights was a decision over George Chuvalo at Madison Square Garden in 1958.