Bonnie (Rogers) Bergsma '81.

Bonnie (Rogers) Bergsma '81

Bonnie Bergsma (Rogers), Class of 1981, excelled in swimming and gymnastics during her career at Badger High School. 

She competed in gymnastics for only one year, her senior year, and qualified for the state meet as a sectional champion in the All-Around Competition. However, an injury prevented her from competing in the state meet. 

Bonnie was a standout swimmer, earning four varsity letters. She was a four-time sectional champion and set various school records throughout her career. In state competition, Bonnie finished in 8th place in the 100 yard butterfly her freshman year, 2nd place in the 50 yard freestyle and 5th place in the 100 yard butterfly her sophomore year, 12th place in the 50 yard freestyle her junior year and qualified for the 50 yard freestyle during her final year. 

Bonnie’s outstanding high school career led to a four-year swimming scholarship to the University of Illinois – Champaign, where she earned All-Conference Big Ten honors and was a qualifier for the NCAA Championship meet.

Inducted into the Badger Athletic Wall of Fame in 2001.

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