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Hall of Fame Awards

Sue Ammermn photo
Sue Ammerman - 2004
Helen Sjursen - 1975 Gymnast Magazine
Helen Sjursen

SCHIFANO-SJURSEN, Helen (1922-2007)
Inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame in 1974

1948 Olympics – 2nd on Vault, London, England. (Team Bronze)
1939 4th AA at National AAU Championships
1941 Gold Parallel Bars at National AAU Championships
1946 Silver PB at National AAU Championships
1947-1948 Gold Vault at National AAU Championships

Helen wrote a column in Modern Gymnast magazine – see above photo. She also wrote many books including Girl’s Gymnastic Workbook for Physical Educators, Elementary and Secondary Schools: Beginners–Intermediate, (1966); Educational Gymnastics Balance Beam for Physical Educators and Competitors, (1966); Uneven Bars for Physical Educators and Competitors: Beginners to Advanced, (1967).

Helen is in the Who’s Who and Who Was Who in American Gymnastics written by the late A. Bruce Fredrick.

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Marty Gable

Coach and National and International Judge – (Rumored to have judged the 1952 Olympics, but not confirmed.) Philadelphia, PA-USA

Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1978

Varina French photo
Varina French

Involved with 1976/1980 Olympic Games – Gymnastics Rep to the IOC.

NAWGJ – Judges Certification Coordinator

Hit by a drunk driver 1994.
Pacific U, Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee

Varina French – Pacific Olympian
Gabrielle Williams

Janet Bachna
Janet Bachna

Inducted into the greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Manager for the US Olympic Team in 1960.

From the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame

A prominent figure in women’s modern gymnastics on the local, state and national levels for 30 years, she was manager for the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team, and served as an official, judge and chair woman or meet director at every AAU national championship, Olympic Trials and World Games Trials for women’s gymnastics form 1954 through 1970. Started the Cleveland-area AAU Junior Olympics gymnastics into the educational system at an AAHPER national convention that year. Awarded a Lifetime Membership in the Ohio Gymnastics Association in 1982 for service to the sport in Ohio.

Further Reading:
Janet Bachna Kent State Gymnastics
Kent State Bachna Retirement Newspaper Announcement
Service Excellence Award from Ohio USA Gymnastics – 2012

Greta Treiber
Margit "Grete" Treiber - 1980

NAWGJ Hall of Fame Inductee in 1980.
Coach and Judge. Born in Hodmezovasarhely, Hungary. Began teaching PE and coaching at Indiana State University in 1960, (started the gymnastics team in 1965 and retired 43 years later. Twice named the winner of the women’s “National Coach of the Year” Grete led the Sycamore Women’s Gymnastic team to the AIAW Nationals on several occasions.

She worked with United States’ teams as a coach, judge and manager for Olympic, Pan-American Games and World University game competitions. Indiana State Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Treiber was also named the Head Coach for the women’s team at the World University Games, Torino, Italy, (1972).

Inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame in 1988