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Beverley Dawn Hite (nee Collins)

Beverley Dawn Hite (nee Collins)

Member 1994

b. 8 December 1948

Representing her country on eight occasions, Bev Collins (as she was better known to badminton players) won 2 Australian doubles titles and 1 mixed doubles championship.

Her state performances were excellent and laid the foundation for this outstanding sportwoman to be selected to play for Australia. Bev won no less than 8 singles titles, 10 doubles and 7 mixed doubles championships in Tasmania.

As a recognition of her excellent record Bev won 4 Mercury 'Stars of Sport' Awards and dominated the Tasmanian badminton scene from 1965 until she officially retired from interstate competition in 1980.

Regarded by many as Tasmania's best ever female badminton player, she exemplified all that was expected of a true champion and represented her state and her country with expertise, dignity and unparalleled sportsmanship and put back even more in to her sport than she received.