Carol (Mundhenke) Gibbs ('38)

Basketball - Gymnastics - Tennis - Track

One of the greatest women athletes in UD history, Carol Mundhenke-Gibbs participated in tennis, basketball, track, and gymnastics from 1934-38. A native of East Dubuque, Ill., she was never beaten in tennis during her collegiate career. She the school singles tennis championship four straight seasons and the doubles tennis title three years. She was one of the top tennis players in the state of Iowa, winning the Dubuque city championship three years and placing second at the state meet in 1938.

She was a four-year starter and leading scorer for the basketball team, leading the squad to undefeated seasons in 1937 and 1938. Mundehenke-Gibbs was also a high-scoring track athlete and best all-around gymnast at the college.

She served as president of the school's Women's Athletic Association, four-time president of Lambda Tau Delta Sorority and class vice-president. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in home economics and physical education and went on to a teaching career after attending graduate school at the University of Iowa.. She currently resides in Rantoul, Ill. Mundehenke-Gibbs is the first women inducted into the University of Dubuque Athletic Hall of Fame. It was at the U of Iowa that Carol met her husband Lynn, a standout athlete himself. Carol and Lynn would be married during the summer of 1939 in the UD Chapel. Carol is the younger sister of UD Hall of Famer Wilbur Mundhenke (HOF Class of 1995-96). 

- from 1990 Hall of Fame program