DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for more than three decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sr. Lynn named to Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

Sr. Lynn Winsor is entering her 45th year at Xavier Prep, most of it as the athletic director, golf coach and vice principal for activities.

Her face is familiar to those associated with high school sports across Arizona as well as in national prep circles.

So it should really be no surprise to learn that she is among six new inductees into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

Sr. Lynn Winsor.

Winsor joins late former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals player Pat Tillman, 10-time Olympic swimming medalist Gary Hall Jr., University of Arizona softball coach Mike Candrea, former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace and former Scottsdale Chaparral softball coach Jeff Oscarson, who also played baseball at Scottsdale Saguaro and at Mesa Community College.

The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 1 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Winsor, a graduate of Xavier and Arizona State, is very excited to become an inductee because one of her former Xavier golfers, the late Heather Farr, was inducted in 2013. The Hall of Fame has been in existence since 1957.

“It is a tribute to the school, all the girls I have coached, Coach Tui Selvaratnam (current co-head coach), all my past assistant coaches and all the people I have worked with here at Xavier Prep.’’

Xavier has won 35 state golf championships and claimed five state runners-up under Winsor’s leadership, including seven in a row. She is proud that 55 percent of her golfers over the years have played college golf and six players have gone on to play professionally on the LPGA Tour.

“This is a huge honor. I am humbled by it,’’ Winsor said.

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