Jean is a member of the Hall of Fame. Her citation is below:
“Whether making a grand slam in a bridge game, swinging a hockey stick, shooting baskets, attending council meetings, presiding over a Mount Vernon meeting, or tearing around a tennis court after a small white ball, Jean Chute Harshaw enters wholeheartedly into the activity of the moment,” said the 1937 Pegasus yearbook.
Jean played two years on the men’s tennis team after it was reactivated in 1936 and 1937 under faculty member Arthur L. Davis. A former junior champion of Pennsylvania, she was outstanding against all opposition. She is the only known female performer on a normally all men’s team at Washington College.
Jean was the best of her era on the women’s hockey and basketball teams in their on-campus competition under Miss Doris Bell, earning all-star recognition. ~
Still enjoying all sports either as a player or spectator, she said on learning of her coming induction into the Washington College athletic Hall of Fame: “my greatest achievement has been instilling high principle in my three children.”