50-for-50: Rachel Heisler, Basketball/X-Country/Track 1983-85

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The 1980’s

Rachel Heisler, Basketball/X-Country/Track 1983-85

Heisler participated in cross country, track and basketball for two years at Linn-Benton. 

She was named the cross country team’s Most Outstanding Runner during her time with the Roadrunners. Heisler also was a standout basketball player at LB. She helped the team to a two-year record of 42-16, including a 20-4 record in Conference play.

A graduate of Lebanon High School, Heisler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University. She later served as head cross country coach at West Albany High School and helped at LBCC basketball games for several years. 

Heisler was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame in 1999.

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