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Sally Russell `83

Sally Russell `83


A two-sport athlete, Sally Russell’s legacy is one of competitiveness, athleticism, and sportsmanship. Her freshman year, she earned the top singles position on the girls varsity tennis team—a position she retained for all four years. As a sophomore, she was named team captain and Most Valuable Player, and won the Mission Trail Athletic League singles title. Her junior year, she added to her accolades all-league and all-region honors, including a third-place finish at the CCS match in doubles play. Sally’s senior year was the culmination of her dominance in girls tennis on the Monterey Peninsula—she was the league champion in both singles and doubles. 

On the basketball court, Sally also distinguished herself as an athlete and leader. Her accolades include being named varsity team captain, most improved player, and most inspirational player in her junior year, winner of the Stevenson Sportsmanship Award (junior and senior year), and Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year (senior year.)

After Stevenson, Sally attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where she played No. 1 singles and doubles, and was named team captain, Most Valuable Player, and played in the NCAA national tennis tournament.

Sally has continued to contribute to the development of young athletes as a local tennis instructor. She is a renowned professional artist and businesswoman, and has served the students of Stevenson School as an art instructor at the Carmel Campus since 2009.