Ann SwansonClass of 1963Attending Aberdeen High School before girls' sports were established, Ann Swanson has made up for lost time in her competitive golf career since.
Swanson has won the Washington State Women's Amateur a record of nine times and been a finalist on 17 occasions, also a record. She has captured four Seattle City championships, six Southern Oregon titles and two Oregon Coast championships. In 1989, she won both the state amateur and Seattle City Amateur while wearing a walking cast in recovering from a broken leg.
In 1992, she became the first Northwest woman to win the National Club Championship. She has also competen in the U.S. Amateru, U.S. Women's Open and British Women's Amateur. Although ineligible for interscholastic sports, Swanson was active in the Girls Athletic Association at Aberdeen and shared the Best Athlete Award with Russ Kuhns her senior year.
At Grays Harbor College the following year, she became the first woman to play on a men's community college golf team. She was inducted into the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Hall of Fame in 1992. Her achievements are many, and varied:
--Washington State Women's Amateur champion 9 times and a finalist 18 times: a record
--Seattle City Champion 7 times and a finalist 18 times: a record
--Washington State Senior Champion 6 times
--Pacific Northwest Senior Champion 2000
--Senior Amateur Championship of America-champion 2005
--Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame 2007
--President of Washington State Women's Golf Association
--Winner of 24 major tournaments in the Pacific Northwest
--Women's Trans National Golf Association Board of Directors 2007-present
--Author of "Celebrating 90 Years of Championship Golf" 2012 (A history of women's golf in Washington State)
--Winner of 6 national senior events
--Pacific Northwest Senior Team champion 4 times
Still an active competitor, Swanson is serving or has served as the pro shop manager at the Seattle Golf Club, assistant golf coach for the University of Washington, and is the current President of the Washington State Women's Golf Association.