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Kathy Beauregard Named Inaugural MAC Trailblazer Award Winner

CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference honored recently retired Western Michigan University Director of Athletics Kathy Beauregard as its inaugural Trailblazer Award winner on Wednesday evening at the conference's annual Honors Dinner Ceremony.

The Trailblazer Award is to be given annually to a member of the Mid-American Conference community who has demonstrated support of equal opportunities and the student-athlete experience.

Beauregard began her 42-year career at WMU in 1979 when she was hired as the head coach of the gymnastics program. After nine seasons, she moved into administration within the athletic department and began her meteoric rise.