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Susan Slusser `83

Susan Slusser `83


Susan Slusser earns her place in the Stevenson Hall of Fame as both an exceptional high school athlete and as an award-winning sportswriter. Beginning in her freshman year, she established herself as dedicated athlete by playing three sports—volleyball, basketball, and softball. By her sophomore year, she was playing varsity for all three teams. In her junior year, Susan added JV lacrosse to her repertoire at the same time that she played varsity basketball and made the all-league honorable mention softball team. She repeated the same three sports in her senior year, contributing significantly to each team’s success.

After Stevenson, Susan went to Stanford University where she competed on the women’s lacrosse team from 1984-87.

As solid as her RLS and Stanford athletic careers are, Susan’s greatest achievements in the field have occurred during her long professional career as a celebrated sportswriter. Since 1996, she’s been the Oakland A’s beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2012, she was elected president of the Baseball Writers Association of America—the first woman to hold this position.

In 2015, Susan published her book 100 Things A’s Fans Need to Know and Do Before They Die, which has since become a must-read for A’s fans everywhere. She was honored multiple times by the San Francisco Press Club, the Peninsula Press Club, and the Association for Women in Sports Media. In 2017, Susan won an Emmy for “SportsTalk Live: Women in Sports Media,” which she co-produced.