Bachelor of Physical Education, 1951
Dr. Barbara Schrodt has the distinction of being one of a select group of UBC Physical Education (Kinesiology) graduates to be inducted as an individual into both the UBC and British Columbia Sports Halls of Fame.
A 1951 graduate, ‘Bim’ has been a true Builder as a teacher, coach, historian and director of women’s athletics, all at UBC. ‘Bim’ played field hockey and swam for UBC during the late 1940s then while teaching in the Physical Education faculty coached the UBC women’s field hockey team for eighteen years. Dr. Schrodt guided the Blue & Gold to six Canada West championships in her eight years in which UBC competed in the Western Canadian League. Her teams’ stellar record was passed on to her successor, Gail Wilson, as was a prized tradition, one that even today has a special place in UBC history.
In 1957/58 ‘Bim’ began to lay the foundation for the women’s athletic program at UBC. For the next six years she served as Women’s Athletic Director, helping develop opportunities for women.
Schrodt was not only dedicated to UBC and women’s sports but was particularly passionate about field hockey conducting clinics and administering the application of the games rules, all of which had an impact on the sport in this province and country.
Over the 40 plus years as a UBC player, coach, administrator and teacher it has been the game of field hockey, women’s athletics and students who have been the beneficiaries of the work and dedication of Dr. Schrodt.
Written by Fred Hume, UBC Historian