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Catalog Number 2009.030.045
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Pat Connolly of Capuchino High School was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Connolly and a brief biography: "Pat Connolly was a Peninsula pioneer. The Capuchino High School student didn't have an interscholastic team to play on at the San Bruno school but went to the 1960 Olympic Games anyway as a track and field performer. She participated in two more Olympics as a U.S. pentathlete, finishing sixth in Mexico City in 1968. Known during her high school days as Pat Daniels, she was a 15-time national champion in the pentathlon, long jump, high jump and 800-meter run. On the Peninsula, she competed for the Milbrae Lions Club AAU track team under the guidance of Coach Ed Parker. Connolly was a member of 10 national track and field teams, and she was named an all-American eight times. She organized the first women's cross-country and track and field programs at UCLA, winning the NCAA championship in 1977 and placing second in 1978. Connolly has coached a number of Olympians, including Evelyn Ashford and Renaldo Nehemiah. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and coached the Puma Track Club, winning a national championship in 1986."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Pat Connolly Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 17, 1989
Inscription Text "Handcrafted / with pride by / Alpine Awards, Inc. / ..." (Black and gold sticker, back bottom center)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Capuchino High School
Connolly, Pat
Track and field athletics
Olympics
Milbrae Lions Club
Parker, Ed
Subjects Sports
Awards
Track and field athletics
Olympic team
People Connolly, Pat