Ardella Campbell Darlington ’58
Ardella Campbell Darlington was a two-sport athlete at Western Maryland College who was a member of the field hockey and cheerleading teams. She graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Home Economics.
As a forward on the field hockey team, Darlington led the team in scoring as a sophomore, and was named to the Honorary Field Hockey Team as a senior along with future Sports Hall of Fame inductees Carol Morelock Patterson ’66, Beverley Hill ’60, M.Ed. ’68, Anne C. Clemmitt ’59, and Joan Wood Peters ’60.
Darlington was also a four-year member of the cheerleading team, serving as a team captain as a senior in 1958.
In 1958, Darlington received the Gold Star Award from the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA), which was the highest honor for a Western Maryland female student-athlete. It was given for excellence in athletics, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service. She also received the “M” Award as a junior in 1957.
Darlington served as treasurer and president of the WAA and was a member of Phi Alpha Mu.