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Olga Surmaj O'Donnell
Olga Surmaj O'Donnell
Year Inducted: 2000
Area of Distinction: Volleyball / Basketball / Softball
Graduation Year: 1982

Olga Surmaj gained noteriety as the only 12-time letterwinner in the history of North Carolina Wesleyan Athletics.  She played four seasons each in volleyball, basketball and softball, where her teams won a Dixie Conference Tournament Championship and a Dixie Conference Regular Season Championship. 

Surmaj was also member of teams that won two NCAIAW Division III Softball Championships (’80 & ’81) and two NCAIAW Division III volleyball championships (’80 & ’81) with a runner-up finish in 1979. 

Additionally, she led the softball team in batting in 1980 with a .580 average and was selected to the NCAIAW All-Tournament team.