Denise Day – CEO of the nonprofit YMCA of Greater Brandywine, an association of YMCAs that offer life-changing programs for Chester County residents – was inducted into the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame last Friday, writes Chris Basnett for the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star.
Day, a native of South Williamsport, was the first All-American and first CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-American in the history of Nebraska’s softball program.
She helped lead the Huskers to a pair of berths in the Women’s College World Series, including the inaugural event in 1982.
As a senior in 1985, Day won the Honda Award as the nation’s best player, and to this day, she remains the only Husker softball player to win the award.
After finishing her softball career, Day threw the javelin for the university’s track and field team, and finished second at the 1985 Big Eight Outdoor Championships as the Huskers won the conference title.
Click here to read more about Denise Day’s induction into the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame in the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star.