Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of seven articles profiling the 2017 inductees to the Roxborough High School Sports Hall of Fame.

ROXBOROUGH >> Hannah Clothier Pownall was a member of the Class of 1982 at Roxborough High School.

She competed at the varsity level in three sports: softball, gymnastics and volleyball.

On the softball diamond, she excelled as the starting catcher for all four years she played, as well as being an outstanding pitcher. She earned First-Team All-Public honors in her senior year and was team captain and MVP. Known for her power hitting capability, Clothier Pownall once went three-for-three in a game, all home runs, while posting a .650 batting average.

In gymnastics, she performed the all around and was the go-to person in the floor exercise. She was also the team captain in her senior year. She was a powerful server and defensive specialist for the volleyball team, which won the Public League Championship in both 1981 and 1982. Clothier Pownall was named All-Public in her junior year of 1980 as well as All-Public and All-City in 1981.

She was awarded the Sports Medallion for the best female athlete at Roxborough High in her senior year. Clothier Pownall received a scholarship offer from Penn State but was called to a profession in the medical field.

This year’s induction banquet will be held at Flourtown Country Club, 150 McCloskey Road, Flourtown, March 23. A cash bar reception will be at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, with children ages 4 to 12 at $15 each. Tables seating eight to 10 people are available. To order tickets, contact Pat Robinson, 3481 Tilden Road, Philadelphia, PA 19129 at 215-870-7306. Make checks payable to RHSSHOF, with a deadline of March 16. In order to facilitate seating arrangements, advise on your ticket request if you are a relation to one of the inductees, i.e. family, friend, teammate, classmate, etc., or if you wish to be seated with someone.

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