Wa Hi Blue Devil and WSU Cougar Women's Basketball standout Jeanie Eggart Helfer was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Hall Of Fame. The Wa Hi Blue Girls Basketball team was state runner up in Helfer's first two years at Wa Hi. They also finished third in her senior year. According to the Seattle Times, she was also the first female to receive an athletic scholarship to WSU. Helfer graduated Wa Hi in 1977, one year after I did.
Also inducted was star UW running back Joe Steele, who lived in Walla Walla as a youth, later moving to Seattle with his family. Steele also played his high school and college ball in the 70s.