Leigh Curl will be inducted in to the WPIAL Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree. Curl joins an elite group of individuals who have made Western PA known for it’s rich athletic talent.
Leigh Curl, North Hills class of 1981 – Calling Curl one of the WPIAL’s best two-sport stars in the past 40 years might not be an overstatement. In 1981, she was good enough to be selected to the Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 in basketball and also was the newspaper’s softball player of the year. She was 31-2 as a pitcher her final two years at North Hills and helped the Indians win a state title in 1980, pitching five games over five consecutive games. She went on to score more than 1,000 points for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team and became the first female to be a team orthopedic doctor in the NFL. She is still the Baltimore Ravens orthopedic doctor.
Click here to read about all of this year’s inductees: MSA Hall of Fame Article