Anne (Kister) Parker '88
The essence of
scholar-athlete, Anne (Kister) Parker lettered all four years for the women’s
tennis team from 1984-87. She compiled a singles record of 39-7 and a doubles
mark of 44-2.
A summa cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics, she is the only three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in Grove City history.
A two-year team captain, Kister played No. 1 singles in her junior and senior fall seasons and earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player honors in 1987.
She won conference titles at both first singles and second doubles in her senior season.
Kister helped the Lady Wolverines achieve undefeated seasons in three of her four years. Grove City went 11-0 in both 1984 and 1985. Following a 6-1 mark in 1986, Grove City recorded a perfect 10-0 record in 1987.
Grove City finished a combined 39-1 during her collegiate career, including two PAC championships. Kister also helped Grove City win the final two Women’s Keystone Conference titles in 1984 and 1985.
After capturing Academic All-America Second Team honors in her sophomore and junior years, Anne earned GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large First Team in her senior year. She was one of 10 women in the nation to receive this honor.
Following graduation ceremonies in 1988, prominent sportscaster Dick Enberg presented her Academic All-America plaque at a special ceremony in Indianapolis.
A graduate of South Western High School in Hanover, Pa., Anne capped her career by earning Grove City College’s Sportswoman of the Year award for the 1987-88 academic year.
She is married to John Parker, a 1989 Grove City graduate.