Helen (Spar) Ludwig, BSEd ‘44

Mrs. "L"

Helen Ludwig, or “Mrs. L” as she was affectionately known, is widely credited with founding women’s sports at ONU. She returned to her alma mater in 1963 to help coach basketball, track, volleyball, tennis and softball and to teach health courses. When Title IX became law in 1972, she went above and beyond her official duties and responsibilities at every turn, laying a solid foundation for women’s sports at ONU that future generations could build upon.