Gail (Daley) Bakker
    Gail (Daley) Bakker

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Women's Gymnastics/1965-69/1982


    Gail Daley Bakker was a member of Southern Illinois University's first women's gymnastics team. She was a mainstay on the team which won every national collegiate, AAU and U.S. Gymnastics Federation title for which it competed. An all-around performer who was equally adept at every event, she captured national collegiate titles in vaulting and balance beam and the North American Games all-around championship. An All-American at SIU, Bakker was named Canadian Female Athlete of the Year in 1965. She also is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.