Weston To Enter MAC Hall Of Fame

March 11, 2016 Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Marcy Weston, an iconic figure in Central Michigan University athletics, has been selected to the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.

Weston, who retired in April, 2015, will be inducted into the prestigious hall as part of the Class of 2016 on June 1 in Cleveland.

Weston served CMU for more than 42 years, first as a coach and later as an administrator.

“I’m very rarely at a loss for words,” Weston said of her reaction when informed that she was to be inducted. “I was shocked. I didn’t really think about it. It’s overwhelming, humbling, a total surprise.”

The hall comprises 77 of the greatest student-athletes, coaches and administrators in conference history. Among them are some of the all-time greats in CMU history, including Herb Deromedi, Dave Keilitz, Dan Roundfield, Gary Hogeboom, Ted Kjolhede, Karen (Karner) Michalak, Charlie Coles and Casey Cunningham.

Weston will be joined in the class by Mike Jones of Eastern Michigan (men’s swimming and diving), Patricia Bucher of Miami (Ohio) (women’s swimming and diving), and Sarah Powers Barnhard of Western Michigan (volleyball).

Western retired from CMU in April, 2015, as the university’s senior associate athletics director and executive associate director of Athletics/Sports Administration. She left an indelible mark on CMU, the NCAA and women’s athletics.

Weston arrived at CMU in 1972, and eventually coached women’s basketball, volleyball and field hockey. In 1979, she granted the first full-ride scholarship to a female athlete in CMU history.

In 2004, Weston was inducted into the CMU Athletics Hall of Fame, which is now named in her honor.

She worked as a basketball game official for nearly two decades, working national title games in 1982 and 1984. She served as the coordinator for officials for the Big Ten from 1984-88, as the NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor from 1984-98, and as the National Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officiating from 1996-2005.

Weston was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2000.

In 1991, Weston was recognized by the NCAA as one of the nine major contributors to the first decade of NCAA women’s basketball.

In 2008, she was honored by the National Association of Sport Officials as the first woman to earn the organization’s Gold Whistle Award.

In 2012, she earned the Michigan Distinguished Women in Higher Education Leadership Award.
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