Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is of former cross country and track and field standout Rebecca Vonderhaar-Gallaher.


Rebecca is a member of UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame and is the first former track and field student-athlete to make the Hall of Fame. She enjoyed an exceptional career and was the school’s Female Athlete of the Year twice in the mid-90’s.


Rebecca is one of just six runners to earn Big South All-Conference honors in cross country all four years she ran at the league meet. She finished in the top 10 in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998.


Gallaher was named to the Big South All-Decade team for cross country for the 1990’s back in the fall. She was elected to UNC Asheville’s Hall of Fame in 2008.