Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 64

DEUBLE
Barbara
forsyth
Sue
B
arbara Deuble Kelly played on the
1974 Mighty Macs championship
team. She was also involved with
Campus Ministry and the tennis team.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in biol-
ogy from Immaculata in 1977. She is a
member of Immaculata’s Heritage Soci-
ety, which is a group of people who have
named Immaculata in their estate plans.
She became a lieutenant commander
with the U.S. Naval Reserve, and she is
now retired and lives in Minnesota with
her husband, Michael Kelly. They have
two sons and two grandsons.
S
ue Forsyth O’Grady was on the
first Mighty Macs national cham-
pionship team in 1972. In that
same year, she married Tom O’Grady
and graduated from Immaculata with
her degree in mathematics. She earned
her master’s degree in education from
Cabrini College in 1993. For 20 years,
she served as a basketball referee for
high school and college games. She was
a varsity basketball coach at Archbishop
Carroll High School from 1973 to 1975,
and her team won the Catholic League
Championship of Philadelphia in 1974.
O’Grady has been a math teacher at
Haverford Middle School since 1991,
where she has coached track and where
she still coaches field hockey and la-
crosse. She and her husband have four
children and five grandchildren.
Commenting on women’s college bas-
ketball today, O’Grady says, “I am most
thrilled for those players who are getting
the opportunity for higher education that
they might have missed before Title IX
was passed. I know that much more is
demanded of college athletes today than
in 1972, and I respect their devotion
and commitment to the game. Playing
a team sport can teach you so many
things that will help you later in life, so
I hope that all college athletes appreci-
ate the athletic talent they have been
given, and use it wisely. I’m proud to be
a member of the Immaculata team that
helped open the door for all of this.”
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