Morrison, Dr Lonnie - 2008

Dr. Lonnie Leotus Morrison is a 1944 graduate of Savannah High School. Lee excelled in swimming, tennis and softball while attending SHS. She was also an accomplished horseback rider as a member of SHS' "Boots and Saddles Club." Upon graduation Lee attended Ward-Belmont College for women where she was elected president of the Women's Athletic Association. Concurrently, Lee continued competing in horseback riding culminating in her winning "Ward-Belmont's "Medal for Sportsmanship." Lee continued her education at Georgia State College for Women where she graduated with a degree in Physical Education. She graduated from Peabody College with a Masters in Physical Education. She received her Doctoral degree from Indiana University. In her professional career, Lee was a basketball coach and associate athletic director at James Madison University. Lee played an instrumental role in the formation of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Lee also served as a member of the executive board of the U.S. Olympic Committees as well as serving as a delegate on many more national and international sporting committees. She was involved in many leadership roles on beheld of women in sports. Young females owe much to leaders such as Lee who helped level the playng field for women to participate in sports.

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