Angela Wait Oehler

Induction Year: 2009

Angela Wait Oehler

Angela Wait Oehler used skill, hard work and dedication to become one of the best Yellowjacket volleyball players in history.

During the 1993-'94 to 1996-'97 seasons, Ms. Oehler combined strategy with an exciting style of play to lead her team to its three best seasons in history. She frequently was named to all-tournament teams and three times was named All-Conference.

During the 1995-'96 season she helped lead the Yellowjackets to a best-ever 24-9 record and the team's first NCAA Division III Midwest ranking.

As a senior, her honors included being named team captain, first team All-Region, first team All-American, WIAC Woman Scholar Athlete of the Year, and UW-Superior Female Athlete of the Year. She graduated holding school records in career kills at 1,416, single-season kills at 424, and hitting percentage at .304.

Former Yellowjacket Coach Marcia Engebretson said of Ms. Oehler, "Her commitment to excellence on the court and in the classroom was infectious, and it raised the level of play of all team members..."

In 1998, Ms. Oehler was named one of 12 members of the Wisconsin Fury, the state's first professional volleyball team.