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Catalog Number 2009.030.105
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Karen Kraft of Hillsdale High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes image of Kraft and a brief biography: "Karen Kraft is a prime example of a self-made world-class athlete. As a student at San Mateo's Hillsdale High School in the late 1980's, she was unable to make a varsity sports team. Things changed after that. She discovered competitive rowing at Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo. From there, she found a partner, Missy Ryan, to combine with her in the pairs event. The twosome won a silver medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a bronze medal four years later in the games in Australia."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Karen Kraft Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 5, 2001
Inscription Text "Alpine / Awards / Inc. / ..." (Black, green and gold sticker, back middle center)
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
Cal Poly- San Luis Obispo
Olympics
rowing
Kraft, Karen
Subjects Sports
Awards
Rowing races
Rowers
Olympic team
People Kraft, Karen