Hall of famers
Two alumnae are honored for athletic and life achievements.
Before becoming a standout entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Sandra Oh Lin ’97 starred on the soccer fields for Case Western Reserve. Lin earned All-University Athletic Association First Team honors in her 1994 season, and went on to set program career records for points (74) and goals (30), both of which stood for 25 years.
A little more than a decade later, Tricia McCutchan Minton ’12, MD, became a force at the net for women’s volleyball. She led the volleyball team ALUMNI newsmakers aLuMni newsMakers to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and still holds six program records, including 1,917 kills.
On April 29, both women were enshrined in the Spartan Club Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Tinkham Veale University Center. The alumna were recognized for achievements both on and off the field.
As a chemical engineering major, Lin earned Academic All-America First Team, Second Team, and Third Team honors. She entered the consumer technology industry and was general manager of eBay Fashion before founding Kiwi Crate, which delivers science and engineering kits to children.
A mother of three, Lin started building project kits to engage her own children and launched her company in 2011. Today KiwiCo. ships to millions of subscribers worldwide.
McCutchan Minton, a biomedical engineering major, was also named to three Academic All-America Teams, including two selections to the First Team. Upon graduation, she was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
She went on to earn her medical degree and today is a child psychologist and a resident at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.