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Class of 2006
UCLA: 1989 - 2006
Sue Enquist has spent the majority of her life involved with the sport of softball. The prototype athlete for the UCLA softball program, she was the first All-American in Bruin softball history and led UCLA to its first softball national championship as the centerfielder and Most Outstanding Player for the Bruins 1978 AIAW championship team.
Following the conclusion of her collegiate playing career, Enquist returned to the UCLA softball program as an assistant coach to Sharron Backus for the 1980 season and served as part of the Bruins coaching staff until her retirement from coaching on January 1, 2007. She was a player or coach for 11 national championship teams at UCLA.
Enquist was the first softball player inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and has been inducted into a number of other halls of fame including the NFCA's hall in 2005. She retired with a career coaching record of 887-175-1, good for an .835 winning percentage. She retired ranked in the top five on the NCAA’s all-time winningest coaches by percentage and in the top-20 all-time in wins (all-divisions).
Always on the cutting edge of softball instruction, Enquist partnered with former MLB catcher Don Slaught on the RightViewPro hitting instructional software. She also invented the SB401 training bat and Kwik-Slide Sliding wrap. Since her retirement from coaching, Enquist has served as part of the development staff for UCLA Athletics. She is also doing corporate and title consultation and motivational speaking. In October, 2009, she concluded a year-long project on a James L. Brooks movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson, which opened in December 2010.
An avid surfer, Enquist resides in San Clemente, Calif.