Sarah Gates Wagoner
Graduation Year: 2007
Induction Year: 2018
Sport (s): Women's Golf

SARAH GATES WAGONER ’07, a fourtime First Team Division III All-America honoree, finished fourth at the 2004 national championships, tied for fourth in 2006, seventh in 2007 and tied for 18th in 2005. The four-time allSouthern Collegiate Athletic Conference first team honoree was the SCAC Golfer of the Year three times as she won three individual titles. Wagoner led the Tigers to three SCAC team titles and no worse than a third-place NCAA finish in all four years including a second-place showing in 2007. Her career scoring average of 79.07 stood as a school record until 2014 and she graduated with three of the top four single-season stroke averages in school history. As a junior, she was presented with the Division III Kim Moore Spirit Award by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association and, as a senior, was a co-recipient of DePauw’s Amy Hasbrook Award, honoring an outstanding senior female student-athlete.

Wagoner graduated with a B.A. degree in kinesiology (sports medicine) and minored in psychology. She is a practicing physical therapist since she graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2010 with a doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT), Wagoner completed her final clinical rotation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where she worked with an evidence-based practice group that developed a clinical algorithm for the treatment of children with congenital muscular torticollis. This research was later published by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Wagoner started her career at Indiana University Health’s Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children and currently works as a pediatric physical therapist with Kaiser Permanente in the pediatric rehabilitation department. Wagoner and her husband, Kaleb, reside in Oakland, Calif. and are parents to a daughter, Hadley.