Diane Kendig

About This Inductee

In 1971, Diane participated in the Junior Olympics, winning 5 placements in track and field. She participated in intramural baseball and softball, playing on championship teams. Attending Wyoming Valley West High School, she lettered four years in basketball and was the first female to reach 1,000 points. She was an All-Star MVP three years. She lettered in softball four years, winning one MVP award. Diane went on to play basketball at Wilkes University for there years. She etched her name in Wilkes record books and currently holds 11 Lady Colonels records. She is the all-time leading scorer in Wilkes history with 1,671 points, holding the top spot in both single season points (600 in 1979-1980), and most points in a game (53 vs. Misericordia on 2/28/79). She also ranks first in field goals in a game (22), field goal attempts (37), steals (12), single season scoring average (25.5), field goal attempts in a season (597), steals in a season (139) and career field goal attempts (1,599). A three-time Middle Atlantic Conference All-Star, Diane was the league’s MVP in 1979-1980 and named first team by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Division III All-American. She was leading scorer in the nation in 1979-1980. She was also the first Lady Colonel to surpass the 1,000 point plateau. Diane was inducted into Wilkes University’s Hall of Fame in 2002. She has coached softball in the Kingston Summer League and junior basketball at Wyoming Valley West. Diane is employed by Step-by-Step and in 1999 received the Luzerne County Michael Miller Award, also receiving special recognition in 1995 and 1996.