Margaret "Peg" Nugent '59
Title: Class of 1994

Margaret "Peg" Nugent '59, you established the Women's Varsity Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Worcester State College and you were the coordinator of women's athletics from 1968 through 1980 and were also a coach for many years.

It was your knowledge and leadership which set the foundation for what the women's athletic programs are today.

You coached the women's volleyball team from 1968 to 1974 and the women's tennis team from 1968 to 1984. Your teams won the Massachusetts State College volleyball titles in 1968 and 1973 and your tennis team won the MASCAC title in 1984 as well as the MAIAW tennis title in 1975. Your tennis teams qualified for the MAIAW Tournament every year from 1974 through 1983 and at least eight players were invited to participate in the All New England Tennis Tournament.

You were a charter member of the MAIAW organization and were an executive board member as well as president of that organization. You were chairperson for the Massachusetts College of Athletics for Women in the early 1970's. You were also chairperson of the Women's Physical Education Department at Worcester State College from 1968 to 1981.

You received your M.Ed. degree from Worcester State College in 1959 and have been a professor at Worcester State for 30 years and were employed by the Worcester Public School System for 10 years. You also worked at the Worcester State College academic advising center for 11 years.

You continue to teach in the physical education department at Worcester State today and you have touched the lives of many student-athletes, both men and women throughout the years.

Margaret Nugent, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.