Theresa M. Hirschauer '89
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Year Inducted: 1995
In Cincinnati, Ohio, there’s a seventh grade Algebra teacher who was one of Brown’s great athletes. Just talk to Coach Phil Pincince and he can fill you in on Theresa’s accomplishments.
On the soccer field, Theresa was a four-time All-Ivy selection; two-time All-American; two-time Academic All-American. Some of her records are as follows: single season scoring records (23 goals) and career goal scoring (62 goals). She finished her senior year as the all-time leading Ivy scorer with 162 points. Theresa received the Marjorie Smith Award as Brown’s outstanding female athlete, and was also selected the team’s MVP three years in a row.
Incidentally, Theresa also played softball. Her batting average was over .300 for all four years, and she had a team high batting average of .333 her senior year. As a shortstop she was a two-time Golden Glove winner, and was selected All-Ivy three consecutive years. The Rhode Island press recognized Theresa’s accomplishments when Words Unlimited selected her as female athlete-of-the-year in 1988.
Theresa played on five Ivy championship teams (four soccer, one softball), with the soccer team competing in two NCAA tournaments. She captained both the soccer and softball teams in her junior and senior years.
In addition to teaching, Theresa coaches high school soccer, is an assistant basketball coach and has been a softball coach for five years. She is a real competitor in all she does and will tell you that “Phil Pincince is the finest coach I ever played for.”