JEAN RUPPERT


CLASS OF '78


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2006



Considered the first true female star athlete at Steinert, Jean played varsity field hockey for two seasons and varsity basketball and softball for three years each. She was a two-time All-Area selection in field hockey and softball, and two-time All-County selections in all three sports. Ruppert captained all three teams her senior year, when she was named Female Spartan of the Year.

Jean went on to further field hockey and softball success after graduation, playing for Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. A four-year varsity performer, Ruppert is the all-time leading field hockey scorer in Pfeiffer history. She played for district championship teams her first three years, and regional championship teams as a sophomore and senior. In Jeanís senior year, Pfeiffer won the NCAA Division II championship, the first national title for the university. Ruppert also played four years of softball, leading Pfeiffer to three AIAW state championships. Jean was a two-time first-team AIAW selection, and also a two-time All-State and All-District pick.


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