- Field Hockey
Elizabeth "Liz" Hagemann '38, a Marion resident, was a graduate of Tabor Academy in the schools early coed years. Liz was an excellent student and athlete, and during Tabor's early years in athletics, in spite of their small numbers, was central to the success of Tabor's girls' teams. Her senior year, Liz was a stand-out athlete for the Tabor girls' basketball team. As captain and top scorer, she helped lead the team to an undefeated season as they went on to become New England Champions. Liz set the standard for committed effort and sportsmanship and, the year after graduation, Liz was the recipient of the '39 Alumni Award for Consistent Excellence in Scholarship. Liz was also a stand-out field hockey player at Tabor and her efforts in this sport were honored at the school in 1981 with the establishment of the Elizabeth R. Hagemann Award. This award is presented annually to a member of the Tabor's field hockey team "for exemplary leadership and contribution to sportsmanship and team play.
After Tabor, Liz attended Sargent College (now part of Boston University). In later years, with her husband Jack, Liz discovered the Masters Division Track and Senior Olympic programs. They traveled nationally and internationally to compete, while setting numerous national age group records and medaling in seven events.
Liz was committed to being involved in the Marion community. She was very active in a group called "The Elizabeth Taber Women." which included all the Tabor female students from the twenties through the fifties. But what was most dear to Liz was her lifelong passion for athletics at Tabor. Her family life revolved around Tabor's sport schedules and attending as many games as possible, home or away. She was a dedicated alumna, fondly known as "Tabor's #1 sports fan." A picture of Liz and Jack has hung in the concourse of Fish Center since the building was dedicated in early 1999, as a tribute for their unmatched enthusiasm and support of Tabor Athletics.