Deborah Healy Gilmore earned an unprecedented 12 varsity letters during her years at Williston Northampton, and she excelled in each of the three seasons.
It was fitting that Deborah scored the first basket in the new Athletic Center when it opened. She went on to become the first girl to break 1,000 points on the basketball court, scoring 1,687 points as a Wildcat, making her the second overall scorer in the school’s history. At the time of her graduation in 1991, Deborah held the record for total points scored (1,687), points in a game (38), and points per game average (25.9). She was a three-time All-League selection and a two-time most valuable player. She was the only preparatory school student named to the 1991 Academic All-State Team.
On the tennis courts, she was named most valuable player and played number one for the Wildcats in each of her six years at Williston Northampton. She was unbeaten during her last three years on the team, and compiled a 54-3 career record by the time she finished her final season. It was no surprise that she was awarded the Alumnae Bowl for outstanding girl athlete at her graduation. A member of the Cum Laude Society, Deborah went on to Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the tennis team.