Legendary Delco Women’s Sports Exhibit Athlete of the Week–”Theresa Dunbar”
Pictured here with Don Westbrook, Theresa Dunbar is a 1974 graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School, where she won All Catholic distinction in basketball, softball, and track. After graduating from West Chester State College
In 1978 with a degree in Health and Physical Education, she spent 3 years in Cologne, West Germany
coaching and playing basketball.
In 1977, the Sharon Hill AA fast pitch softball team began playing in the Del Val Women’s Softball league.
Following her stint in Germany, Theresa became a member of that team–a team that over the next 15 years would win 11 league titles and 3 state championships. At the1984 National Softball Tournament in Albuquerque, NM, Theresa was named 1st team All American.
While continuing to play fast pitch, Theresa began playing slow pitch softball in 1993. In 1994, playing for Media Spirit, she was the MVP of the Daily Times Tournament. She also played for Max Magee’s when that team won the ASA class B Eastern National Championship in Auburn AL. Theresa,along with 4 teammates, was selected 1st team All American. Max Magee’s went on to win the National Championship in Montgomery AL.
In 2000, Dunbar was named woman softball player of the Millennium by the Daily Times, sharing the distinction with Don Westbrook, winner of the men’s honor. In 2007, playing with the Delaware Blue Chicks, she
won a gold medal at the Senior Softball Games in Louisville KY.
Because of her continuing record of achievement, Theresa has been inducted into the Delaware County
Hall of Fame and the ASA of PA Softball Hall of Fame.