Lorna Beaver, 1999 inductee to the "Wall of Fame" in the Koplitz Fieldhouse, was born July 25, 1961. She moved to South Bend to begin her sixth grade year and graduated from South Bend High School in 1979.
While in high school, Lorna was actively involved in music, clubs, student government and athletics. She held numerous leadership positions including A.S.B. president. She also found time to star in four sports--volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track. During her senior year, Lorna set school records in the javelin and the 800 meters. In 1979 she was awarded the Aberdeen Daily World track women's athlete of the year.
After graduating from high school with high honors, Lorna attended Central Washington University excelling in basketball and track. During her senior year she set a school record in the javelin and was named the female athlete of the year. She competed at the national level three years and was named a two-time All American in track and field in 1982 and 1983. In 1984 Lorna made the finals in women's javelin for the United States Olympic Track Team.
Upon graduating magna cum laude, Lorna taught and coached in the Mukilteo School District and in the Snohomish School District. While girls' track coach at Snohomish her teams earned seven WESCO league titles and a State AAA championship. She has received awards as the WESCO AAAA Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1998, the Washington Award for Excellence in Education in 1996, the Washington State Christa McAuliffe Award in 1996 and was named a Snohomish County Sports Woman of the Year Finalist in 1998.
Lorna currently teaches in the Shelton School District. She and her husband Jim have two children; Caral age ten, and Alec age five.