Diane Angstadt was the definition of “student athlete” during her four years at Pennsylvania. A letterwinner in both field hockey and basketball, she was the recipient of the Fathers Trophy in 1981 as the outstanding senior woman student-athlete, and was co-recipient of the Frazier Award as the Pennsylvania student-athlete with the highest grade-point average while enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the first woman to receive the latter honor. Nicknamed Ace by her teammates, Angstadt, who captained the Quakers as a senior, was one of the great field hockey players in Pennsylvania history. Twice chosen to the all-Ivy League first team, she was the Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior in 1980. She still is among the all-time school leaders in career points (78), goals (29), and assists (20). The field hockey team’s most Inspirational Award is named for her.
Angstadt suffered a severe knee injury while playing basketball as a sophomore, but recovered to earn a berth on the U.S. national field hockey team following both her junior and senior seasons. Today, Dr. Angstadt is a specialist in adult and geriatric psychiatry. She earned her Medical Degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey in 1986.