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Esther French
Esther French

Broadwell, Ill.

Inducted: 1978

A 1928 graduate of ISU, she served more than 40 years as a teacher and administrator in physical education ... developed a strong Illinois State extramural program from 1944-57 as head of the department ... organized the first Illinois sports play day, which was the first allowed competition in Illinois between women of different schools ... coached four Illinois State teams ... later was head of women's physical education at Michigan for 11 years.