Who is this mystery Zag (No. 10 above)? Photo courtesty Gonzaga University Archives.

Described as the “birth mother to women’s athletics at Gonzaga,” this individual began her GU career in 1961, offering women’s intramurals in basketball, volleyball and badminton. She did it all – taught PE, launched an intercollegiate basketball team and coached all the women’s teams. She even coached the Naiads, a women’s synchronized swim team. All of this occurred before Title IX, which in 1972 mandated equality for women’s athletics. Today, she’s proud as can be of Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team.

If you know who this mystery Zag is, please share your thoughts and a favorite memory by emailing gonzaga@gonzaga.edu or writing to Editor, Gonzaga Magazine, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258-0070.

One Response to “Who is this Zag?”

  1. Nora Simmons (Stack) 1982 says:

    It’s non other than Mrs. Marge Anderson. I took many classes from Mrs. Anderson and she was a wonderful person with a big heart. She pushed me to double major while attending Gonzaga and It sure paid off in more ways than one. I look forward to reading what others write in about Mrs. Anderson.