Eva Ann McCheskey majored in physical education and social studies at Lake Erie College receiving her bachelor of arts degree in 1935. The following year, she received the graduate certificate in physical education from LEC and an master of arts degree in corrective physical education from Teachers College at Columbia University in 1948.
Track and field events were her athletic specialties as she held college records in the discus, javelin, baseball throw and basketball throw. She also received the highest individual points in track in 1933.
During two of her undergraduate years, she was on the varsity basketball team as well as the varsity field hockey team. For her athletic accomplishments, she was awarded the Lake Erie College Blazer, the highest athletic award. After teaching physical education in Ohio for five years, McCheskey, for a short time, pursued a career in physical therapy with the U.S. Armed forces during World War II in England and at the Veterans Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio.
She returned to education by taking additional courses at the University of Michigan while teaching on the elementary level in Liviona, Michigan. She also returned to Lake Erie College for a short time as a member of faculty in education. McCheskey retired from teaching in 1975 and now spends a great deal of time in Florida playing golf and traveling. She has visited all 50 of our states, her traveling goal.
The Hall of Fame Committee of Lake Erie College recognized Eva Ann McCheskey's athletic accomplishments by inducting her into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 27, 1990.