Barbara ‘Bim’ Schrodt brought excellence to women’s field hockey from every level—as a coach, umpire, manager, and administrator. Her administrative accomplishments are acknowledged as setting the standards for today’s administrators.
Schrodt was the key in establishing the BC Women’s Field Hockey Federation in 1966 and drafting its constitution. Her handbook of regulations and procedures became the model for similar handbooks at the national level. She helped prepare the federation’s constitution for incorporation and served as its president. She was also active in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association acting as president and in other executive positions. On a national level she was a founding director of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Association. Her pioneering efforts led to the establishment of a national umpiring certification still used today.
In addition, Schrodt was also active in coaching, umpiring, and in the publishing field. She coached a number of university and provincial teams including the gold medal BC Team at the 1973 Canada Games, and umpired at four consecutive world championships. She helped launch “Field Hockey for Women,” the first publication on women’s field hockey and she was editor of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Rules and Umpiring Guide.
Schrodt is the only Canadian to hold honourary membership at three levels of administration – local, provincial, and national – the highest honour attainable. She also holds the Canadian Association’s Honourary Umpire Award, the BC Federation’s Gold Honour Pin, and is the namesake for both the BC and Vancouver’s perpetual Award. In later years she continued to be involved with tournaments and other committees and was the chair for the Vancouver Centennial Celebrations of Women’s Field Hockey in 1996.
Schrodt is also inducted in the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. For her UBC biography, please visit www.ubcsportshalloffame.com