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Catalog Number 2009.030.008
Description Plaque commemorating Karen Athanacio being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Athanacio and a brief biography: "Karen Athanacio was a San Mateo County prep softball pioneer. In the early 1980s, she became the first in a long line of local fast-pitch specialists who dominated hitters with year-in-year-out regularity. Athanacio, who attended Hillsdale High in San Mateo, produced an overall, four-year 89-9 record as a prep. Her Hillsdale teams won two Central Coast Section softball championships. She was so predictably fast - and her pitches moved around with such startling ease - that no-hitters were common for her. Shutouts were the norm. She later attended Texas A&M on a softball scholarship."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Karen Athanacio Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 23, 1996
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially hand-crafted hand-rubbed wood plaques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc." (black, green and white sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)

Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Hillsdale High School
Athanacio, Karen
Subjects Sports
Softball players
People Athanacio, Karen