Elizabeth Walse DeGraff
Graduation Year: 2001
Induction Year: 2012
Sport (s): Women's Soccer

Elizabeth Walse DeGraff ’01 received a B.A. degree in kinesiology: sports medicine.

A four-year letter winner, DeGraff was DePauw’s first all-America selection in women’s soccer as she was named to the Division III first team in 1999 and second team in 2000. She was praised by Coach John  Carter as being the “best player in women’s soccer history at DePauw.”

DeGraff was named to the all-region three times and was a first team choice in both 1999 and 2000. A three-time all-conference selection, DeGraff was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Co-Player of the Year in 1999. In the 57 games she played and started, she scored 10 game winning goals. Her career total of 115 points ranks fourth in school history, while her 41 goals and 33 assists are still fifth in DePauw’s records.

A member of Alpha Phi sorority, DeGraff also worked as a student intern with the Hartman Civic Center and studied abroad in Seville, Spain. After graduation, she went on to earn a M.A. degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in 2004 and M.A. degree in educational leadership from National Louis University in 2012. Since 2006, DeGraff taught English and Spanish at Edmund F. Lindop School in Broadview Ill., and previously taught at Triton College and Lyons Township High School. DeGraff and her husband, Dan, live in LaGrange, Ill., with their two-year-old son, Evan.