Barbara Boutwell ’68

Barbara Boutwell earned three letters in basketball, two in volleyball and one in tennis, and was president of Women’s Varsity B at Bluffton.

barbara_boutwellShe received her bachelor’s degree in 1968 with a major in elementary education and, in 1987, earned a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Boutwell taught fifth grade and coached in Wapakoneta City Schools from 1968-85. During that time, she initiated and coached girls’ basketball, volleyball, track and tennis, plus boys’ tennis. She was the Western Buckeye League tennis Coach of the Year in 1981.barb_boutwell_plaque

Boutwell also coached tennis at Bluffton in 1981 and 1982 and was a tennis instructor at Orchard Hill Tennis Club in Lima from 1983-85 and at Ohio State University-Lima in 1985. As a player, she won 125 first- or second-place trophies from 1969-85 and was ranked fourth in the seven-state Western Tennis Association in 1983-84.

Boutwell then went on to teach fifth grade, along with seventh- and ninth-grade mathematics, in Fontana, Calif.