Prudence J. Boan
In 1965 received the “Teenage Athlete of the Year Award” for the Kansas City area. Received an athletic scholarship to study at Baker in 1965. At Baker, earned athletic letters for participation in volleyball, basketball, softball and other intramural activities. Was selected the Baker Woman Athlete of the Year in 1968. From 1965 to 1977 was active in Woman’s Fast Pitch Softball and International Basketball competition. Chosen “MVP” in the 1970 and 1972 K.C. Metro Softball Tournaments and in the 1972 and 1973 Jayhawk Classic Basketball Tournaments.
Head girls volleyball coach at Shawnee Mission West High School since 1975. Teams have won seven sub-state championships and a second-place finish at the Kansas State High School Championships. Served as softball coach for four years resulting in two sub-state championships and was the assistant girls basketball coach for six years. Earned a Master of Science degree in physical education and health, Central Missouri State University in 1969.
Has earned a number of local, regional and national awards, including: Outstanding Young Educator Award, Baldwin City School District (1971); Professional Disabled Woman of the Year Award for Overland Park (1985); Baker Alumni Citation (1986); Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, Greater Kansas City Area (1987); National Volleyball Coaching Award by Scholastic Coach magazine (1987); Inspiration Award by the National Association for Sports and Recreation (1988); Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Award, Kansas City Area (1989); Region V Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Award (1990); and National Finalist for Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Award (1990).