Roanoke, VA - The 2017 class of the Hollins University Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted on Saturday afternoon. The annual event takes place at Reunion Weekend and this year's class featured a pair of decorated graduates.
Jill Golden White '87 was a two-sport athlete, competing in lacrosse and field hockey during her four years at Hollins. Jill was introduced to lacrosse by fellow hall of famer Leslie Blankin Lane '79, her high school coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. After arriving at Hollins, Jill excelled in her three seasons of lacrosse, missing the 1986 campaign while studying abroad. A few of her numerous honors include: 1985 USWLA All-American Honorable Mention, 1986 & 1987 IWCLA Brine All-American All Region team, 1987 All ODAC First Team, and was a member of the 1987 All-South Lacrosse Team. Jill lives in Manakin Sabot, VA with her husband Andrew and their two children, Madeline and George.
Jennifer Kischner Steen '97 graduated with a double major, English and Spanish, after coming to Hollins in large part to the riding program. In four years riding for the Green and Gold, Jennifer won numerous ribbons and was well decorated for her time in the saddle. During her four year tenure, 1994-1997, Jennifer and her teammates won the ODAC Championship each of those seasons. Individually, Jennifer was named All ODAC three times and was named ODAC Rider of the Year in 1997. On the national stage, she was named IHSA National Champion for Novice Over Fences in 1994. The next year, 1995, Jennifer was named National Champion for Intermediate on the Flat and in 1996, she brought home a third National Championship award in Intermediate Over Fences.