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2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Sharon Playdon Wheeler '84

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Sharon Playdon Wheeler '84

Springfield, Mass. - April 2, 2018 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Sharon Playdon Wheeler '84 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14th.

A four-year starter for the women's basketball program, Playdon Wheeler was the first junior in program history to reach the 1,000 point plateau and finished her career fifth in scoring with 1,313 points. A four-time all-conference honoree, Playdon Wheeler ranks third in program history with 947 rebounds, averaging 9.9 per game. A two-time Kodak All-District selection and a two-time All-America honoree in 1983 and 1984, Playdon Wheeler was a catalyst for Springfield owning a 75-25 record during her career on campus. 

In her senior year, she led a Springfield team that went 20-5, won the Northeast 8 regular-season title, and ranked second nationally in points allowed per game.  Since graduation, Playdon Wheeler has owned her own child care business for over 20 years in New Hampshire.