Susan Harrelson Ross '91

Inducted 2008

Susan Harrelson Ross' softball career earned her All-City Honorable Mention awards in 1988 and 1989, All-City honors in1990 and 1991, and All-State Softball recognition in 1991. As team captain, Susan was named Class AAA Softball MVP by the News Free Press.

She also captained the school's soccer team and, in 1990, received an All-Region Honorable Mention and Baylor's soccer MVP award. A member of the 1991 track team that won the region championship, Susan took the individual championship in the 300 meter hurdles and earned All-Region honors. In her "off" seasons, Susan lettered three seasons in basketball.

Susan was recognized by Baylor with the Tommy Mullican Award, the Ted Nelson Best All-Around Athlete Award, the Scholar-Athlete Award, and the O.B. Andrews Award for best all-around female senior. She was recognized by the Chattanooga community with the Scrappy Moore Award for the area's top prep female athlete.

Susan earned a softball scholarship to Northwestern University, where she earned a B.S. in education and a master's degree in physical therapy. Susan was All Midwest Region, a two-year All Big Ten selection, and an All Academic Big Ten. She was the first player in Big Ten history to steal 100 bases in a career and still holds the Big Ten record for most steals in a singles season.

Susan, a physical therapist, is an assistant softball coach at Baylor. She and her husband, Gordon, have two daughters: Carmen, eight, and Sierra, seven.

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