‘Privilege & excitement’: Trailblazing athletics director inducted into Hall of Fame at Indiana U.

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 04:28 PM.

“We didn’t permit women to have scholarships,” the later-AIAW Commissioner said with a laugh, admitting it sounds “archaic,” though it made sense at the time for women to compete simply for “love of the sport.”

Andreas retired from coaching in 1991 after holding, notably, positions as Associate Director of Athletics at California State Fullerton, and six years on the National Collegiate Athletics Association Executive Board.

She ultimately retired and moved to South Walton.

Today, Andreas no longer plays sports, though she stays active at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin and in philanthropic efforts within the community.

But she says she looks back on her time at IU as one of her best.

“It’s such a cliché to say you’re at the right place at the right time … (Indiana University) supported women’s athletics. I just had to show up,” she said.

“I just think of it as a privilege and excitement,” she added. “It was fun.”

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