Anne Gradoville

2017 Graduate
Swimming, Golf
Anne was an essential contributor, leader and captain of the girls golf team which qualified for the state tournament four consecutive years and won the first and only team state golf championship in school history. She is the only four-time place winner at the state golf tournament in DCHS history. She was an individual conference champion, a two-time regional champion, and a co-ed state champion. She was named to the all-tournament team all four years as well as the all-state team all four years. She was also a letter winner and captain of the swim team. She received the Herman Sani scholarship, an award based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, and the Ann Griffel scholarship from the Iowa Golf Association. 

She went on to golf at the University of Northern Iowa where she received a women’s golf athletic scholarship and a presidential scholarship. She was a varsity starter and the recipient of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award which honors the achievements of exceptional student-athletes in the conference. She was also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and currently serves as a missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at Ohio State University. 

What Anne remembers most about her experience at DCHS is the community. She felt extremely supported and encouraged by the faculty, staff and students and was greatly impacted by the DCHS family that was always behind her, offering encouragement in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Dowling Catholic High School

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