Cynthia Wentworth Kraemer ’81 Inducted 2000
The first women's tennis player from Gustavus to earn All-America honors, Cindy Kraemer burst onto the scene in her freshman season by winning state and regional titles at #1 singles. She was the first women's tennis player at Gustavus to qualify for the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women's (AIAW) National Championship, which was held in Santa Barbara, California, and she won three matches before losing in the round of 16. Kraemer, who went undefeated the entire year until losing at the national tournament, finished her freshman season with a mark of 19-1. The next three years were much the same as she finished in the top three at the state and regional tournament each season and advanced to the national tournament each year as well. Kraemer, who served as captain all four years for the Gusties, finished her career as a four-time All-American and compiled an overall record of 67-15. In her senior season, Kraemer and her teammates finished third at the Region Tournament qualifying the team for the AIAW National Tournament for the first time in the program's history.
After graduating with a major in economics, Kraemer began a career in sales starting with Reliastar Insurance and continuing with Spinnaker Software and the Compendium Corporation. She is currently the owner and chief executive officer of Above Par, which specializes in organizing charity and corporate golf events in Belmont, Massachusetts. Cindy and her husband, Paul, live in Sudbury, Massachusetts, with their children, Katie (11) and Peter (7).