Jennifer (Liechty ’82) Zickafoose

Jennifer (Liechty) Zickafoose, a three-sport standout, was the fifth woman inducted into the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame.

j_leichty_zickafooseZickafoose, a graduate of South Adams High School in Berne, Ind., earned two letters in basketball, three in tennis and four in volleyball at Bluffton. She captained the volleyball team her final two years.

She has coached several sports since graduation, directing Bluffton’s tennis program for two years and serving as swim coach at Lima Senior High School four years, at Shawnee High School one year, at Shawnee Country Club three summers and for the Lima YMCA. She hasj_leichty_zickafoose_jersey also coached volleyball for several years at the junior high and assistant varsity levels. Two of her Bluffton tennis players qualified for and played in the national tournament in 1984.

Zickafoose served as aquatics director for the Lima YMCA for two years and has taught seventh- and eighth-grade learning disabled students at Lima South Middle School. She received the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award in 1994 for her work with exceptional children. Zickafoose also went on to pursue her master’s degree in reading at The Ohio State University.