|Team:||Field Hockey and Softball|
DiMeo starred in Field Hockey and Softball
from 1978-1981. She excelled on and off the field, in and out of
the classroom. She was a four-year team member of the Women’s
Field Hockey and Softball teams. She captained the Women’s
Softball team during her junior and senior year and was recognized
by her teammates and coach as Most Valuable Player in 1981. During
the summers of 1978-1980, Laura participated in the U.S. Olympic
Field Hockey Development program. A fitting end to her college
career, she was named Sportswoman of the Year in 1981.
In the classroom, Laura did an exceptional job of balancing academics and athletics. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Society, an academic honor. She received the Bernard R. Bullett Scholarship and Helen Neel Memorial Award. In 1980, she was named to “Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities”. She was also a sports reporter for “The Seed”, the student run newspaper, which would be changed to “The Beacon” in her senior year. She then served as Co-Sports Editor. Laura graduated Suma Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy.