Terry Hite David came to the University of Illinois as a sophomore in 1968 as part of the Project 500 group. As a student, she played for the women’s volleyball team before Title IX legislation existed. She graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, left the university for two years, and then returned to complete a a master’s degree in 1975 in administration. While completing her master’s work, Terry became head coach of the women’s volleyball team. The year she started as coach was the first year the women’s volleyball team was affiliated with the Big Ten conference, allowing for the team to receive uniforms. In 2012, Terry received the Merit Award from the Varsity “I” Association.
Women featured in our weekly series are part of the 150 for 150 website Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The website was created by the Gender Equity Council and the University Library to highlight women who have made significant achievements during their time at the University either as students, staff, faculty, or alumni.