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Tisa Read ’94 Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Renee Plaza
Tisa Read '94

Tisa Read ’94 was inducted into the Pitzer-Pomona Hall of Fame on October 29. Read was a standout athlete in volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track and field. Read’s achievements include: First Team Basketball All Conference honors ’91-’92; Basketball SCIAC Baldwin Award for Sportsmanship and SCIAC Player of the Year ’93-’94; 1st place High Jump for Track and Field SCIAC championships’94; Multiple spots on the All-Time Volleyball list for blocking.

A psychology major, Read was attracted to Pitzer’s laid-back feeling.

“On my first visit to Pitzer, I went out to the mounds and saw a guy playing the guitar and I immediately felt at home,” Read explained to President Trombley at the induction.

Though her schedule here was not laid back, coaches said that she was able to keep her calm while moving from sport to sport.

“Tisa absolutely loved to play. She was always a steady, positive influence on the teams,” Then Assistant Volleyball Coach Lisa Beckett said. “She was out for the love of the sports.”

Read now lives in Lake Forest, Calif., with her husband and is a high school math teacher.

-Catherine Okereke ’00