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NAWGJ Announcement

By Region 5, 07/15/20, 12:00PM EDT

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Greta Treiber
1928 - 2020

NAWGJ lost one of our Hall of Fame members, Greta Treiber, on July 5, 2020.  Greta, a NAWGJ Life Member honoree, was inducted into the NAWGJ Hall of Fame in 1980.  She was also a member of the 1988 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Greta was a Brevet judge for over 25 years.  She judged competitions in the United States and internationally and conducted numerous workshops for judges to share her expertise.  Greta worked with USA national teams as a coach, judge and manager for the Olympic, Pan-American, and World University Games. She was the Head Coach for the 1972 women’s team at the World University Games in Torino, Italy

According to Connie Maloney, USA Gymnastics, “Greta was a pioneer of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and was instrumental in the development of the JO compulsory workshops.”  Greta hosted the first three national compulsory workshops at Indiana State University where she coached and taught.  She started the ISU gymnastics team in 1965 and retired 43 years later. She was twice named the women’s National Collegiate Coach of the Year.

After she entered an Indianapolis nursing home in her later years, Greta was cared for by some of her former gymnasts, a true tribute to the impact she had on their lives.

If you ask those who knew Greta, you will almost certainly hear entertaining stories and will learn more about her outstanding accomplishments.  If you would like to share any photos or interesting stories of your own, please forward  them to treibermargit@gmail.com so they can be part of a Celebration of Greta's Life that will be scheduled in 2021. 

We have lost a good friend and a wonderful advocate for our sport.

NAWGJ Hall of Fame Member

NAWGJ Life Time Member