In Memoriam: Ada Letitia Loveless, 1925-2016

Ada Letitia LovelessAda Letitia Loveless, the long-time director of women’s athletics at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, died at her home on September 22. She was 91 years old.

When Loveless arrived at Kalamazoo College in 1953 there were no women’s intercollegiate athletic teams. During her 33-year tenure as director of women’s athletics at the college, she established varsity teams in tennis, field hockey, archery, swimming, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. Dr. Loveless retired in 1986.

Loveless was a 1948 graduate of the University of Illinois, where she majored in physical education. She earned a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in education from Michigan State University.

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