Anne Backus Hutson

Anne Backus HutsonAnne Backus Hutson

Anne Backus Hutson
School: Marshall Graduation Year: 1986

Year Inducted: 2014

Sports Played: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball

High School Honors: 4-year letter winner in softball, Team Captain, All-PIL all four years. 4-year letter winner in basketball, Team Captain, All-PIL as junior & senior; State/Metro all-star game as senior. 1-year letter winner in soccer, Team Captain 2-year letter winner in volleyball, State Champion runner-up junior year. Rose Festival Princess in 1986; Senior Class President; Multnomah Club Scholar-Athlete.

Post High School Career: Graduated from Pomona Pitzer College in ’90 with a BA in business; Played basketball and softball; first team All-SIAC as a forward in senior year; Team Captain and MVP in both sports 1989-90. As a mother of two, Anne has spent many years volunteering on the court and in the classroom at her children’s schools.


Favorite quote: “In sports & in life you will get knocked down… it’s about how well you rise.”

What a blessing to have the physical ability to participate in athletics! It is an opportunity I try not to take for granted. Many individuals have physical limitations that do not allow them to play. It is truly a gift to have competed in so many athletic contests over the years.

I am fortunate that I participated in athletics when I did. Kids today are encouraged to specialize in specific sports at such a young age. I was encouraged by my family & coaches to play three sports, throughout high school. Today it is rare that a three-sport athlete plays all three sports, for four years.

I would like to thank my family, teachers and coaches for all of their support over the years. Coaches Francin, Hughes, Jones and Trapp for reminding us of how much pride there has always been at Marshall HS. This honor means even more to me since Marshall has closed.

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