Mary Novak Sand

Mary was born on February 17, 1939. She won the title of National and North American Outdoor and Indoor Champion eighteen times as well as setting seven National outdoor and indoor records. She organized and coached several new skating clubs to promote the sport. Mary also co-authored promotional literature and was the first skater to win the National Outdoor Championship in all classes, Midget through Senior. She was elected to the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 14, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.