Nancy Craig

Nancy Craig, Hall of Fame Athlete

Nancy Craig, Hall of Fame Athlete

Attending Bishop Garcia Diego High School from 1973-77, Nancy Craig excelled in volleyball, basketball and softball all four years.

In 1975 the Cardinals won the CIF Championship in volleyball, and Craig earned CIF and SBART Player of the Year honors. She was an All-CIF selection in 1974 and 1975 and an All-Tri-Valley League selection four straight years from 1973-76.

Craig’s team also took the 1975 CIF Championship in basketball after being the runner- up in 1974. She was a four-year selection to the All-Tri-Valley League from 1973-76. On the softball diamond, Craig earned the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year in softball in 1976 and 1977 and another four-straight All-Tri-Valley League honors from 1974-77.

Craig attended CSU Long Beach from 1977-81, earning a BA in physical education. She played volleyball from 1977-80 as a setter and defensive specialist.

Craig has volunteered extensively in her community coaching youngsters in football, basketball and baseball. She voluntarily ran the physical education program at Cleveland Elementary where she developed an alliance between the teachers and a local senior center where the seniors would help with prep work for numerous projects. Craig continues to coach in the Norwalk recreational basketball league.

A Realtor since 1989, Craig lives in Norwalk with her partner of 26 years, Bernadette Torres and their son Joshua (14).