Jean Fisher was a multi-sport athlete at Willamette. As a member of the tennis team, she played #1 singles for the Bearcats and won several Women's Conference of Independent Colleges (WCIC) championships in singles and doubles. She won the WCIC badminton championship in 1978 and 1979 and also led championship teams in golf and bowling her junior year. As a racquetball player, she was ranked by the Oregon Racquetball Association for five years. After attending Willamette, she won numerous tournaments sponsored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) while continuing to compete at various age levels.