Pictured: Carolyn De Jean Haag (1939) and son Dr. Brian Haag (1974)
HANOVER, Ind. – As part of our look back into the 50 Years of Hanover College women's athletics we take a moment to highlight Hall of Fame inductee, Carolyn De Jean Haag (1939).
Haag entered Hanover in the fall of 1935, becoming very involved in nearly all sports offered to women. During her four-year career, she earned 13 varsity awards and three substitute awards in eight different sports: speedball, soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, tap dancing, baseball, and track. She was named the best all-around senior woman athlete by the Women's Athletic Association in 1939.
In addition to athletics, she was an active member of the Hanover College campus community including Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Alpha Phi Gamma, and Gama Sigma Pi. An excellent student-athlete, she graduated Hanover in 1939 Cum Laude with majors in Physical Education and English.
After graduation, Carolyn taught physical education at Sharswick, Bedford, and Salem (Ind.) High School for five years during World War II where she also served as a head coach for the cheerleading team, refereed basketball, and organized physical education programs.
Following the war, she raised a family before entering the teaching field in 1958 where she served for 29 years teaching physical education, health, and reading. Haag was inducted into the Hanover College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.