Georgie Fust Patterson, ’48, Inducted into Lake Erie College Athletic Hall of Fame
(Painesville, Ohio) – Georgie Fust Patterson was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Lake Erie College during recent Alumni Weekend festivities. She joins 41 other outstanding athletes, who were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame over the past years.
Few women were able to take advantage of opportunities to travel abroad or even out of state for athletic contests in 1948; however, Patterson accomplished both feats.
A member of the field hockey team, Patterson traveled to Philadelphia to compete in nationals. She was lso a member of the tennis team, playing doubles and singles. Patterson even traveled throughout Europe in 1948 with tennis pro Mary Kay Brown. She visited England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland.
She also competed on the basketball court and threw shot put as a member of the Track and Field team. Her enthusiasm towards athletics was not only displayed on the field, but in her work with the Athletic Association.
Patterson remains active today as she has added golf skills to her athletic ability and keeps up with her seven grandchildren. She resides in Erie, Pa., and winters in Vero Beach, Fla., but makes time for her son and two daughters.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors, including new programs in sports management, forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 800 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.