Inducted - 2009
Judy Rock was one of the most successful and versatile athletes for the Lady Ravens sports program. A 1977 graduate of RHS, her athletic prowess and determination earned her nine varsity letters during her career, picking up three each in volleyball, basketball, and softball. During her senior season, the Lady Ravens volleyball and basketball teams were league co-champions and reached district finals. In both her junior and senior seasons, Rock was recognized as an All Metro selection for all three sports. She was voted the most valuable player on the Metropolitan League All-Star basketball team her senior season and finished with an 18.6 points per game average. Also during her senior year, the team finished in the Sweet 16 in volleyball and basketball. No other team has accomplished that goal. Judy also gained an honorable mention nod on the 1977 All-Ohio United Press International Class AAA basketball team. She alone scored over 300 points during her senior year. Ms. Rock was acknowledged as the Outstanding Female Athlete for her class, graduating with a 3.4 GPA in the college-prep program. She was selected as a member of National Honor Society. Following her career at Ravenna, Rock attended Kent State University on an athletic scholarship. She played point guard for two seasons on 'the Golden FIashes' basketball team and was Kent's four-year starting center fielder for the softball team. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Rock is currently residing in Long Beach, California, and is a 6th grade middle schoolteacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Her father, Nicholas, and brothers still reside in Ohio. Her mother, Katheryn, passed away in August of 2007, but her spirit will live on in Judy's heart forever.