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    • Edith Hillman Gerhardt

      Edith Hillman Gerhardt joins her late son Al as a member of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame. Al, who played football at Lanier and at Georgia Tech, was inducted in 2007. Edith was voted the best athlete at Macon’s Miller Girls High School both her junior and senior years where she excelled in both basketball and tennis. She was the Wesleyan College tennis champion both her freshman and sophomore years. After transferring to Mercer University she played both basketball and tennis for the Bears. Her senior year Mercers tennis team went undefeated. She is a member of Mercer’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1938 the Mercer Cluster newspaper rated her as the best all around athlete in Macon. After college she played semi professional basketball for the Peeler Hardware Red Devils. She also went on to win women’s singles championships of the Middle Georgia Tennis Association numerous times in the 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s. Many older Maconites have said that she was possibly the best all around female athlete Macon has ever produced. (more)

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