Blugold Hall of Fame
Diane Ring capped an outstanding career by becoming UW-Eau Claire's first female basketball Kodak All-American in 1992. A 5-9 guard, Ring scored 1,430 points in 107 games and still ranks fourth on the school's all-time scoring list. She helped lead the Blugolds to conference championships in 1990 and 1992 and their first three appearances in the NCAA Division III tournament. Her 696 career rebounds still rank sixth in school history and her 275 assists still rank ninth. She also claimed 201 steals and still holds the school career free throw percentage record at .806.
During her senior year, Ring earned team MVP honors as the Blugolds posted a 23-5 record. She was a three-time All-Conference pick.
After her senior season, the Cottage Grove, Wisconsin native was selected as the university's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and also received the Super Six Award.
Following her 1993 graduation with a degree in corporate exercise management and a minor in business administration, Ring headed to Littleton, Colorado where she lived for eight years. She spent five years as a fitness instructor at the Lakewood Athletic Club, serving as a Director for the Wellness Center in charge of the Senior and Handicapped programs. While in Littleton, she coached basketball at Mullen High and basketball and volleyball at St. Therese Middle School. She also got into competitive mountain biking for three years, taking first place in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb and a second at the Air Force Academy Challenge. For the past six years, she has been working for the United States Postal Service. She currently lives in Bakersfield, California.