Cara Duckworth
Graduation Year: 2002
Induction Year: 2015
Sport (s): Field Hockey
Cara Weiblinger earned four varsity letters in field hockey and was a three-time all-America selection, garnering second team honors in 1999 and 2001 and third team in 2000. As a senior, she led the team in goals (16), assists (6) and points (38). Her 37 career goals and 99 points still rank 10th in DePauw history, while her 25 assists are fourth. Weiblinger’s 10 assists in 2000 rank ninth in a DePauw season.
She was part of teams that compiled a 55-19 record, including the 1999 squad that started the season with 17 straight wins. That team earned the program’s second appearance in the NCAA Division III postseason and took Rowan to overtime before dropping a 2-1, second-round decision. As a back on the team, she was part of a defense that allowed opponents just nine goals and recorded 15 shutouts. Weiblinger was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association North All-Star Team as a senior.
After earning a B.A. degree in communication, Weiblinger served as deputy press secretary and staff assistant for U.S. Senator Don Nickles and a press secretary for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. She worked as director of communications for the Motion Picture Association of America and currently is vice president, Communications of the Recording Industry Association of America. Weiblinger has served as a Loudoun County Field Hockey League coach since 2009 and has been involved in the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington D.C.
Cara and her husband, Richard, are parents to daughter Lucy.