Athletic Hall of Fame

Ruth Boughner

Ruth Boughner

Sport(s): Physical Education

Graduating Class: 1923

Induction Class: 1980

Worked in the EMU HPERD department for more than three decades, from 1920-52... Considered a pioneer in the field of outdoor education... Organized one of the first Campfire Girls units in Southeastern Michigan... Chairperson of the Women's Physical Education Department from 1941-52... Coauthored a book on kinesiology... Fist women selected to the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame... EMU's first bio-fitness laboratory was named in her honor in 1985.

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