Joann Adams Deacon
Joann Adams Deacon
Year: 1998
Team: Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Volleyball

When looking at Joann Deacon’s athletic resume, a shorter list could be made of the sports she did not play while at the College. A diverse athlete, Joann excelled in Field Hockey, Gymnastics, and Volleyball. She also participated in Women’s Basketball and Softball. Her Volleyball teammates and coach voted her Most Valuable Player in 1974. The Athletic Department acknowledged her athletic prowess in 1974 and 1975 by naming her Sportswoman of the Year. A much deserved award for such a dedicated athlete.

Although her commitment to the College’s Athletics program spanned numerous sports, Joann’s interest in volunteerism also started during her college career. On the weekends, Joann volunteered at the UMCA in North Adams, teaching gymnastics to area youth.