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Mary Bottaro
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 2002
Other Position: Field Hockey; 1976-85
Mar Bottaro
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/28/2007
CMU's field hockey coach from 1976-85... directed the Chippewas to a fifth-place finish in the 1976 Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national finals and a seventh-place slot in 1977 - two of the highest finishes ever for a CMU team, and the Chippewas' first national recognition for a women's program... her 10 teams posted a combined record of 119-74-8 and captured a pair of state and regional championships... a native of Highland Park, Mary earned a bachelor's in 1951 and a master's in 1957 from Wayne State, and is a member of the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame... she gained recognition as a basketball official and an international field hockey umpire, refereeing two World Cup Field Hockey Tournaments... an All-America field hockey player in college.