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, Kathleen Hennegan (1978).
Hennegan came to Hanover in the fall of 1974 after graduating from North Central High School in Indianapolis. As a first year at Hanover, she competed as part of the field hockey, volleyball, and basketball team's before transitioning to just basketball for her final three seasons.
During her time with the Panther women's basketball program, Hennegan led the team in scoring, rebounding, steals, and assists. Her senior season she served as a captain and assistant coach.
Hennegan also was as an active member of the campus community, serving as a member of the Women's Recreation Association, Panhellenic Council, and Judicial Board. She also served as a President of the Phi Mu sorority during her senior year.
After graduation, in 1978 with a degree in physical education, she attended Western Illinois University where she earned a master's degree before accepting a position in 1979 at Marian College in Indianapolis. Hennegan worked in the physical education department while also serving as the coach for the women's basketball and volleyball programs.
In 1982, she enrolled in Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine which awarded her a DVM degree in 1988. She was employed as a veterinarian at Briarwood Animal Clinic, which was founded by her father, Jim Hennegan (1953). She retired in 2006. Hennegan was honored by the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association with an Achievement Award in 1992 and a President's Award in 1995.