Athletic Hall of Fame

Established in 2013, the Harpeth Hall/Ward-Belmont Athletic Hall of Fame honors notable alumnae athletes, coaches, and administrators who have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability by competing or coaching at the state, national, or international level. Through their good sportsmanship, citizenship, and character, these outstanding women have left a lasting impression of achievement and excelled within the school’s athletic family.

Susan Thornton '76
Played almost every varsity sport at Harpeth Hall and became one of the original Lady Volunteers for track and field at University of Tennessee. She coached shot put and discus at Harpeth Hall for 17 years.

Kathy Denton Stumb '79
Won Harpeth Hall's first State High School Championship for tennis. She played tennis for University of Alabama and played the professinal circuit in Europe.

Karinne Miller Caulkins '80
Is a state champion, former American record holder and Pan-American Games silver medalist in swimming. She qualified for the 1980 Olympic Trials and swam for the University of Florida.

Lissa Bradford '81
Won the first individual state championship in golf as a Harpeth Hall senior. She was golf team captain at the University of Alabama and among other accomplishments was named Head Women's Golf Coach at Belmont University.

Carolyn Sloan Burton '81
Emerged as a top middle distance runner and dominated in both track and cross country at Harpeth Hall. Highly recruited, she accepted a full scholarship in Track and Field at Stanford University.

Macie Phillips Smitherman '81
Is a state and national champion in swimming and an American record holder. Qualifying for the USA Swimming National Championships, and the 1980 Olympic Trials, she earned a swimming scholarship to the University of Texas.

2013 Inductees

Catherine Elwyn Morrison
The late Catherine Morrison served as the director of physical education, Ward Seminary and Ward-Belmont faculty, 1910-1951.

Patty Litton Chadwell '35
The late Patty Chadwell served as the a physical education teacher at Ward-Belmont and became the first director of physical education at Harpeth Hall, coached tennis, and served on Harpeth Hall faculty, 1946-1981.


Dr. Lonnie Leotus
Morrison '46
Instrumental in the formation of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). The AIAW’s advocacy work contributed to the passage of Title IX legislation.


Patsy 'Pat' Neblett Moran '51
Served as the director of physical education and coach on Harpeth Hall Faculty, 1956-1996


Dugan Coughlan Davis
Dugan Davis was instrumental in starting the soccer program at Harpeth Hall. She served on the faculty from 1972-1985. The Harpeth Hall campus boasts the state-of-the-art Dugan Davis Track and Soccer Complex, donated and dedicated in her honor by her family.


Susan Russ
Served as athletic director, coach, physical education teacher during her tenure at Harpeth Hall -- 1979-2012. In During her two decades as varsity track and field and cross country coach, her teams earned 20 state championship titles.


Margaret Groos
Sloan '77
Competed in the marathon at the 1988 Seoul, Korea Summer Olympics and was an alternate for the 1984 Olympic Games.


Tracy Caulkins
Stockwell '81

Won three Olympic gold medals — the 400-meter (American record); 200-meter (Olympic record); and the 4x100-meter medley relay -- at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.


Linden Wiesman
Ryan '93

Won a bronze medal in team eventing at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.