Karin Treese Bauer ’99 was among W&L’s first truly great multi-sport female athletes following coeducation in 1985. She excelled in three sports, earning a total of eight varsity letters in basketball, lacrosse and soccer.
Treese Bauer played basketball her first three seasons and then served as a student assistant coach for her senior campaign. She earned two letters after playing in 38 career games as a guard, leading the team in assists as a first-year and totaling 165 career points. She also played lacrosse as a junior and senior, earning a pair of letters after playing in 28 games as a defender and posting 18 points (10 G, 8 A).
It was on the soccer field, however, where Treese Bauer’s talents shined the most as a four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain. She played in all 63 games over her career, starting 56 contests and finishing her career with 167 points on 72 goals and 23 assists.
Upon induction to the Hall of Fame, Treese Bauer still held the school record for career points and goals, and ranked fourth in career assists. She also still held the school record for points in a game (11) and was tied for the top spot for goals in a game (4, three times), assists in a game (3) and goals in a season (23). Additionally, she graduated ranked in the Top 20 in Division III history in career goals per game (1.14).
Treese Bauer was a four-time All-ODAC selection, three-time All-South Region honoree and a two-time All-State pick. She was named the W&L Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete in 1996 and the W&L Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 1999.