Dawn Henderson Grosdidier
Dawn graduated in 1986 from Eudora (Kansas) High School following a distinguished academic, social and athletic career. In addition to maintaining honor roll status and perfect attendance for years, she participated in cross country, track and basketball. She lettered in each of these sports every year, was designated for all-league honors in all three sports and was the MVP in basketball for three years.
After having received scholarship offers from 22 colleges, Dawn enrolled at Baker where she graduated four years later with a Bachelor of Science in business and minors in accounting and coaching. She earned four varsity letters in basketball, three in track and two in cross country. In basketball she was the MVP in both 1989 and 1990, was the team captain her senior year and was selected all-conference in her junior and senior years. She had a career high of 34 points and established a school record with 1,538 points in her career — a record that stood for 11 years.
In track, she participated on the sprint medley team that broke a school record in 1988 at the District 10 meet at Emporia State. She also set school records in the 400-meter hurdles, the 800-meter run and as a team member on the 1600-meter relay. She was all-conference in 1989 on the women’s 4x800-meter relay team.
On campus she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and was active in a wide range of campus activities and student work programs.
Following graduation she began her career as the treasurer of the Eudora School District before moving on to work as an accounting coordinator and budget analyst in the Shawnee Mission School District. For the past eight years she has been with the Blue Valley Recreation Commission and has served as its director since 2002. She is a member of numerous professional associations and professional boards while at the same time volunteering countless hours to coaching a variety of youth league basketball teams. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker in 1994.
Dawn is married to Christopher Allen Grosdidier and together they have two children, Claire Elaine and Zachary Isaac. The Grosdidiers reside in Lenexa, Kansas.