Barbara Matlack

Induction Year: 2003

Barbara Matlack

Barbara Matlack of Tony, Wisconsin, was an outstanding softball and volleyball player at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

In four years as a softball player, Ms. Matlack was named All-District four times and All-Conference three times. In 1988 she was the NCAA Division III ERA Stats Champion with a .3 earned run average. The same year she placed second in Division III in strikeouts-per-game average with 5.5. She holds 11th place in Division III for all-time lowest earned run average. Her skill helped propel the Yellowjackets to West Conference Championships in 1987 and 1988, to second place in conference tournaments in 1989 and 1990, and to the NAIA District 14 championship in 1988.

In volleyball, Ms. Matlack was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 1986 and its Most Improved Player in 1987.

Since graduating, Ms. Matlack has been an art educator in Flambeau, Wisconsin. She has served as assistant softball coach at Flambeau Schools for eight years, leading the team to sectional playoffs three times. She has remained active in competitive and recreational softball, and she donates her time by conducting pitching clinics and officiating games around Wisconsin and Minnesota.