Ruth (Yocom) Carkin '39 played a variety of sports all four years, including participating in six sports her sophomore and junior years. She was a conference all-star four years in basketball and won the conference doubles championship in tennis as a junior. She was named Willamette's Outstanding Female Athlete after her junior and senior years. During and after college, she played shortstop and second base for three seasons (1938-40) for Salem's Pade-Barrick womenís softball team. While the team won three state championships, Ruth earned all-state honors.