Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mourning Sherrill Brackmeier -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
Known as "Mrs. B" by many, Brackmeier was often seen at home field hockey games.
Mrs. B played all four sports that were offered to women in 1940-1944- field hockey, volleyball, basketball, and softball. Upon graduating, Brackmeier then became a teacher and coached the field hockey team for 30 years.
At the time, many sports were not participating in NCAA activities and just played schools nearby. They had little to no support, and it was often up to Mrs. B to stripe the lines on the field and have every aspect of practices and games ready to go for her teams.
In addition to her teaching and coaching efforts, Mrs. B was on the board of directors for KWIC and KAHPER. She was a faculty adviser to many student groups like the pep club, cheerleaders, square dance club, and more.
Without the leadership and guidance of Serrill Brackmeier, Louisville women's athletics would not be what it is today, and some sports may have ceased to exist entirely.
Mrs. B was the first woman inducted into the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame. She also received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1985.
Sherrill Brackmeier is a prime example of the type of women we love to cover at Cardinal Couple, and if we had our own Hall of Fame I am sure she would be in it.
We offer our condolences to the Brackmeier family and the UofL Athletics community.
As we continue to fight through a medical and economic emergency please do what you can to protect yourself and you loved ones.
Advice from your banker- you do not need to pull your money out of banks. Your money is insured and protected and will be there no matter what happens. Also, cash is one of the dirtiest objects in the world and can carry diseases for a short period of time. Pay with checks or card when you can and clean your hands after dealing with cash and coin.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!