Tami Videon '96
Induction Year: 2014
Sport(s): Lacrosse
Graduation Year: 1996

Tami Videon was the first woman selected as a three-time All-Centennial Conference choice for lacrosse. She was recognized on the national level after her sophomore and senior seasons as an All-American. Just as significant as her athletic achievement, Videon’s star was equally as bright in the classroom. Following her junior and senior years she was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida) Academic All-America team.  She was a member of a squad that compiled an outstanding overall record of 44-15 from 1993-96, which included a 31-7 mark in conference play and reached the post season all four years. 

As a senior, Videon’s post-season accolades were impressive.  She was selected First Team All-Centennial Conference, IWLCA All-Region, IWLCA National All-American Third Team, USWLA National All-American and she was selected to play in North-South All Star Game, where she was chosen game MVP.

Videon’s numbers upon graduation in 1996 placed her in the top-10 in all of the significant categories. Her 179 goals placed her in second place (currently sixth), her 95 assists placed her first (currently sixth) and the 274 points she accumulated placed her second (currently sixth) amongst Franklin & Marshall lacrosse players. Within the all-time Centennial Conference leaders, she graduated eighth in career goals, fifth in career assists and seventh in career total points.

Perhaps the only accomplishments Videon, and the Franklin & Marshall community, could have been prouder of than her achievements on the lacrosse field was her success in the classroom. In May 1996, Videon was named to the CoSIDA Spring All-District II Second Team. This award recognized academic excellence for Division II and Division III Spring athletes in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, District of Columbia and West Virginia. Unquestionably, Videon was a superlative student as a biomedical ethics and sociology major. She appeared on the Franklin & Marshall Dean’s List six semesters and Honor’s List twice. She was a member of five academic honors societies and performed one summer research project (studied women in medicine and non-traditional occupations) and spent one summer studying in Australia.

She is presently a stay-at-home mom in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where she and her husband Carl are kept quite busy by their three children, Adelaide, Calvin, and Lydia.