Year Inducted: 2009
Ann was a 3 year letter winner at Port Huron High School in both cross country and track her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Because the PHASD did not offer sports in 1980-81, she earned letters in cross country and track at Wayland High School. While still in Prot Huron, she was a member of the Blue Water Roadrunners and the Sarnia Roadrunners.
In 1981 as a freshman at the University of Michigan, Ann earned a varsity letter in Cross Country but did not run competitively in succeeding years so she could finance her way through college.
Ann is a 3-time Olympic Marathon trials qualifier in 1992, 1996 and 2000. In 1995 she was awarded the title of Michigan Female Runner of the year, and in 1996 she won the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Ann still holds a marathon personal best (PR) of 2:35:15 which still ranks #2 all-time in Michigan. She ranked in the top 5 in the US in the marathon or half-marathon five different years. Ann also represented the United States on four different occasions:
1991 – Chiba, Japan (Ekiden Relay Race)
1992 – San Sebastian, Spain (World Cup Marathon)
1994 – Oslo, Norway (World Half-Marathon)
1996 – Beijing, China (Ekiden Relay Race)
Ann is considered to be one of the top long distance runners ever to come from the state of Michigan. She continues to actively participate and compete in various running events.
Ann’s educational background includes a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics in 1986 from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in Philanthropic Studies in 2009 from Indiana University. She is currently employed at the University of Michigan as Director of Development in the Department of Surgery at the U. of M. Medical School.