Eileen Kraemer-Vukovich
Eileen Kraemer-Vukovich
Sport: Cross Country/Track and Field
Inducted: 1993

Eileen Kraemer-Vukicevich was the first woman to ever win an NCAA individual championship, as she won the 1981 Division II Cross Country title. She also won the 150 meters in the 1981 AIAW Outdoor Track Championships and the 1982 NCAA Division II 1,500-meter event.

Eileen's efforts earned her Division I All-American status in 1982 in the 1500 meters. She starred for the cross country team from 1977-81, and competed in track in 1978 and 1980-82.

In 1984 Eileen finished second in the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. In 1985, three years after earning her Cal Poly degree in education she received a Special Ed credential from San Francisco State. She retired from competitive running in 1996. In 2000 she was inducted into the Division II National Cross Country Hall of Fame.

Currently Eileen, works in Berkeley, California as a special education teacher with the Berkeley Unified School District. Eileen is married to Cal Poly alumnus Matt Vukicevich and has three children.