SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICSHALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1998-2006Diane L. ChapmanShore Regional Class of 1974
Diane will always be recognized as the first female athlete to receive twelve varsity letters during her four years at Shore Regional High School. During her high school career, female sports were in their infancy and many of the accolades received by athletes in later years certainly would have been awarded to Diane for her accomplishments. Diane, among others, was truly a pioneer for high school female athletes.
In field hockey, Diane scored a career 52 goals and 35 assists. She was named to the All-Conference team in 1972, ‘73 and ‘74. Diane received All-Shore honors in her senior season. (It should be noted that there were no female All-State Honors given prior to 1975.)
During the winter months, Diane displayed her athletic talents in gymnastics where she placed third in the All-State Meet on the uneven bars. She received All-Conference honors in 1973 and ‘74 and was named to the third team All-Shore for uneven bars in 1974.
Diane’s most outstanding achievements came in the area of track and field. Her accomplishments as a runner are exemplary as she holds the school record for the 100-yard, 220-yard, adn 440-yard dashes. Diane was also a member of the record holding 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 200 relay, and one-mile relay teams. In 1972, ‘73 and ‘74, Diane was the State B Group 220-yard dash champion and in 1974, placed sixth in the Meet of Champions (statewide school meet) for the 220-yard dash.
Diane received honors as an All-Conference & All-Shore track performer during the 1972, ‘73 and ‘74 seasons. She continued to demonstrate her leadership qualities as captain of the 1973 and ‘74 Shore teams.
Diane attended Trenton State College to continue her education and athletic pursuits until her untimely death in 1975.
Diane Chapman is remembered as one of Shore Regional’s most outstanding female athletes and an annual award is given in her memory to a female student-athlete who most exemplifies her outstanding qualities.