Christine M. Shelton, Massaachusetts – 1993
Chris is an associate professor at Smith College where she teaches in the Department of Sports Studies.
Her professional involvement in women’s sport has been extensive. For the past fifteen years, she has functioned in many roles, including: Director of NAGWA international programs and head of the U.S. Delegation to women in sport conferences in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Barbados, and Venezuela. She played a leading role in the development of the “Coach Project” in Philadelphia, the “Sports Needs You” project in Colorado, and the “Missing Link” project, and served on five New Agenda Planning Committees.
Chris has been active with AAHPERD, serving on the Human Rights and Equity Committee, as a member of IAPESGW, as a member of ICHPER, and as secretary to the director of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.
Her coaching experience includes varsity soccer coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax, VA (36-3) which earned a regional title under her coaching, the men’s varsity tennis coach at Ursinus College, PA, in 1988 (9-2), the team’s best record in 40 years. She also coached JV and varsity basketball and women’s tennis.
In 1988 Chris was inducted into the James Madison University Athletic Hall of Fame and named the James Madison Athlete of the Year.