Andrea Calhoun Redman Brag Board
“Andy was a terrific track star for the ladies in the late 1970’s. Like some of her siblings, Andy was blessed with speed, and made running look effortless and smooth. Congrats on your induction Andy!”
– Scott Govitz
“In the late 70’s the Beaverton track facilities were pretty dismal. The track teams practiced behind the high school on a track path that had been measured out close to the 400 meter. We called it the Goat Path. Our coaches Ms. Sherrod for the girls and Mr. Dunlop for the boys both encouraged all of us to just run your best race.
Andy (Calhoun) Redman was a very competitive, determined athlete. Some say her speed was attributed to her very long toes. But I know that chasing her horse around in the pasture also helped her speed and agility. She learned to run the hurdles in the school hallways, grass, and sometimes the parking lot, so when our team had a meet on asphalt there was no stopping her speed. I have always been in awe of Andy’s competitive spirit and how she always went full throttle in a race. She has continued her athletic competitiveness even today with her endurance riding and has the same thrill for speed as a young girl. Stay strong and keep that competitive edge Andy. Congratulations and so very proud of you!”
– Tammy Graham
“I’m not sure where to start with my sister Andy. She has always been an excellent runner. She put a lot of hard work and determination into running the hurdles and the relays.
When we were in High School, we didn’t have the nice track that is there today, we had the “goat path”. Even with those odds she still managed to be a top-notch runner. She went to state 3 times for the 110 Hurdles and improved her standing each year. Andy was a smooth runner going over the hurdles and it was fun to watch her. She didn’t seem to be deterred by the competition.
Running the relays, she was the anchor, and you better not think that just because you were ahead of her it was going to end that way. Andy put the same determination with being a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and sister. She has served on the Beaverton School Board just as our dad did. She was also a nurse for 31years. She has served on the board for the Michigan Endurance Riders. She did endurance rides with her horses for many years and still has horses for pleasure riding now. I am proud to say Andy is my sister and so proud she is considered one of the great athletes from the golden age of Beaverton Schools.”
– Jill O’Rourke
“I am so very happy, proud, and excite for Andrea Calhoun Redman to receive the honor of being inducted into the Beaverton High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Andrea has been a thoughtful, quiet, and determined person in anything she ever decided to do. She practiced the hurdles in the summers during her high school years. Borrowing a hurdle from school, she put it in the yard, and worked diligently on her technique all summer long. It was no surprise that she was All State twice in the hurdles plus winning numerous medals in other track events during her high school years.
She went on to become a registered nurse. She married and became a wife and mother of two sons, while maintaining her job as a nurse. Her love of horses led her to become recognized in the skill of endurance racing. She felt a loyalty and responsibility to her school and community and served as a school board member. Her love of sports for high school girls was the source of her becoming a basketball referee.
Congratulations on receiving such an honor!”
– Lorraine Veldman
“Our family is very proud of our sister, Andrea Calhoun Redman, who is being inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame. She has always been a great runner. In fact, she has covered a lot of miles over the years (7,020 miles to be exact.)
The miles of her endurance races were through the woods, up hills, down hills, crossing rivers, jumping over narrow creeks. The weather could be hot, cold, windy, wet or dry. This takes skill, and it takes determination to travel 25 miles at a time and sometimes 50 miles. Sometimes, she would start on one side of Michigan and ended up on the other side of Michigan. Those races were called Shore to Shore. It was not her sisters who helped her, as you might think. It was her very supportive husband, Bryan Redman and a few others, like, Naharsyn, Spirit, Eddie, Guiness, Breeze, CFZam, Nykabey and Rags. Yes, these were the names of her wonderful endurance horses.
Andy has always been a person of determination, a person of integrity and an attitude of never giving up. She is honored tonight for her athletic ability in track, but make no mistake, we are proud of all her accomplishments, of which there are many.
– Pam Cingano