Chris O’Cleary – Finalist for USAU Hall of Fame

Chris is has been selected as a finalist for the USAU HOF. From the finalists, up to 5 individuals will be selected for induction into the Hall of Fame by the Voting Committee. Please click here to help.

All those in the Ultimate community who are familiar with candidates are encouraged to provide any review and comment that they would like to have considered by the voters.

Please complete a Google Docs survey (responses will be anonymous unless otherwise designated).  This survey will close Monday, September 23, 2013.–your-feedback-requested/#OCleary

Chris O’Cleary

Chris was Atlanta-based Ozone’s team’s founder, leader and star player beginning in 1983 and continuing through the 90’s.  Chris helped set the tone for the team; heart, grit, determination, spirit, love of the game, intelligence and fair play.  During her time as captain, Ozone finished pre-quarters or better 15 times at the Club Championships, including 2 finals and multiple semi-finals appearances.  In addition to fostering women’s ultimate through her leadership on Ozone, Chris was highly involved with the local Atlanta Flying Disc Club, holding President, Field commissioner, and tournament director positions.  She is a co-founder of Terminus, Atlanta’s most prestigious tournament.  Chris helped to create a women’s league, which combined experienced and novice players to help foster ultimate in Atlanta.  In addition to playing ultimate competitively, she also won the Professional Disc Golf World Championships twice and set 2 long standing world records, in both distance and accuracy.  Chris played in and won her first “Frisbee” tournament in a neighborhood park at the age of 8,  in 1971 and she continues to play, most recently at the 2013 Master’s Championship in Denver, and earning Sprit of the Game award from her peers.

A big congratulations to Chris from the whole Atlanta community!

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