Ann Koger to receive Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award

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Ann Koger played on the Virginia Slims women’s tennis circuit in the 1970s. (Photo provided)
Ann Koger was a coach at Haverford College for 35 years. (Photo provided)

Tennis player and coach Ann Koger will receive the inaugural Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women’s Sports Museum Gala on Oct. 20, 2017 in Sarasota.

Koger, who is in the United States Tennis Association Middle States Hall of Fame, recently retired after 35 years as coach of women’s tennis and associate athletic director at Haverford College in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In 2016, she was named Coach of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry.

She is a member of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

She lettered in four sports athlete at Maryland’s Morgan State University, playing basketball, field hockey, volleyball and tennis. The 1972 graduate was inducted into Morgan State’s Hall of Fame in 1982.

Koger played tennis professionally on the Virginia Slims Tour from 1973-77, and was honored as part of the 2007 International Tennis Hall of Fame Exhibit, “Breaking the Barriers.”

Koger joins Lesley Visser, Rebecca Rusch and Donna Cheek in receiving trailblazer awards at the gala for the museum, which is in the planning stages in Sarasota.

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