Andrea Bolyard Hagenmaier, Franklin Central Class of 1992, became an outstanding collegiate athlete at Judson University in Elgin, Ill., after her high school graduation. The three-sport high school student-athlete from the Southside will be inducted into the university’s athletic hall of fame Friday in ceremonies on campus. The former Judson women’s basketball standout played the post position and is in the Eagles’ all-time record books.
“I never thought this would happen,” said Hagenmaier who is a teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Perry Meridian High School. “To me, this is the greatest accomplishment in my athletic career, but we had so many talented players on those teams. I was on their first team to go to nationals (NAIA). My career there was an awesome experience.”
She was among the first class recruited at Judson by new women’s basketball coach Tory Gum.
“I had never heard of Judson until they contacted me,” Hagenmaier recalled. “Each year there, I was able to grow and mature as a person and obtain an education that prepared me to teach.”
She was a sought-after student-athlete because of her accomplishments during her four years at FCHS. Hagenmaier played volleyball, basketball and threw the discus for the track team. The Flashes, coached by Marvin Knoop, were runner-up in the Marion County and sectional girls’ basketball tournaments. She also placed in the top-10 in discus in the IHSAA track and field finals her senior year. After graduating from Judson, she returned to the Southside to teach at the Perry Township Alternative School for two years. In 1998, she began teaching at Perry Meridian High School and became an assistant basketball coach under head coach Mark Armstrong.
Hagenmaier is the daughter of Ron and Karin Bolyard. She and husband John have two children, son Andrew, 10, a student at MacArthur Elementary School, and daughter, Apryl, 2. They live in Perry Township. The former Southside athlete continues to rank among the top 10 leaders in five women’s basketball categories at Judson: fourth all-time with a 52.4 field goal percentage; seventh with 668 career rebounds; eighth with 6.0 career rebounds per game; and 10th with 454 field goals made.
The former post player ranks 13th in all-time points scored with 1,082. She also led the Eagles in field goal percentage and rebounds per game as a freshman and sophomore and was named NAIA district freshman of the year in 1993. Judson reached the 1995 NCCAA national tournament in 1995 and the Eagles’ first appearance in the NAIA national tournament in 1996. She will be inducted with four additional student-athletes into the hall of fame Friday.