This Laura Boyd ’89 Memorial Endowment was created in memory of Laura Catherine Boyd, Class of 1989, by her mother Anne Wickstrand.
Laura, was the beneficiary of Catholic education, attending Assumption St. Bridget School where she participated actively in CYO athletics, Bishop Blanchet High School and Seattle University. Laura joined her Wickstrand cousins at Bishop Blanchet, participating in both varsity basketball and slow-pitch softball under the legendary coaching of Terry Wilkinson. Laura was a valuable team member and made lifelong friends through her participation in athletics. Her teammate and dear friend Val Buono-Spannaus ’88 described Laura as hard-working, smart, hilarious, dedicated, inspirational, loyal, beautiful and with a heart of gold. Laura and Val even painted their basketball shoes Blanchet gold and green!
Coach Wilkinson commented that Laura was a hard worker, enjoyed her teammates, was always upbeat around them, was full of smiles, and that the girls had fun with each other. The BBHS Girls Basketball team went to the State Championship in 1989 and Laura was named the most inspirational player on the team.
It is the wish of her mother that future young, female students, in need of tuition support, have the positive experience of being active at Bishop Blanchet by participating in athletics, while remaining focused on academic success.
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