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About those basketball players ...

About those basketball players ...

Letters to the Editor
Re: ‘Having a ball,”
Issue #1-2009

Girls basketball team from Tricolour '59Tricolour '59

The young lady holding the ball is Margaret (White) Varga, NSc’63 (#3). On the far left is Leith (Henderson) DeTracey, Arts’62 (#1). Seated on the bench at left is Susan (Weber) Clark, Arts’62 (#7), while Shirley Mason, Arts’62 (#5), is standing behind her.

Radmila (Kostich) Swann, Arts’61, MA’66
Ottawa, ON

My niece, Beth Ireland, Artsci’96, brought this picture to my attention. I’m the jumper without glasses. What fun we had.

One of my daughters, Linda MacLean, Arts’62, and a nephew, Ian Towers, also graduated from Queen’s. I am still athletically inclined in my favourite sports – skiing, tennis, golf and fitness, especially with family and six grandchildren. My occupation is running my Interior Design Company. Thanks for the memories!

Joan (Towers) Taylor, NSc’62
Picton, ON

Anne Turnbull, coach of the women’s ­varsity basketball team in 1958-59, has confirmed this photo is one of an intramural squad. However, she noted that at that time varsity players sometimes coached and played intramurally. That explains the presence of Sue Weber (#7 in the photo below left). She was a member of the Queen’s women’s team. Nancy (Chapman) Bowness, Arts’61, PHE’62, who now lives in North Bay, ON, identified spectator #9 as Nancy (Scott) Abrams, Arts’62, and #6 as Mary-Lynn (Martyn) Armstrong, Arts’62 . We also heard from Diana Davis Duerkop, Arts’62, PHE’63, Kingston, and Joan Atwood, Arts’60, PHE’61, Toronto, who verified the identities of various people in the photo. – Ed.

[Queen's Alumni Review 2009-2 cover]