Jane Strait Misurelli received a bachelor of arts degree with high honors from Lake Erie College in 1958 with a major in biology and chemistry. In 1959, she earned a graduate certificate in physical education. She spent her Winter Term Abroad in Goettingen, Germany.
Strait Misurelli was a member of the Lake Erie College varsity field hockey team and played for the Cleveland Field Hockey Association. She was also an outstanding performer in basketball and softball. Upon her graduation, she continued to play club field hockey and lacrosse.
In 1960, Strait Misurelli received a master of science degree in physical education from Smith College. She then joined the Skidmore College department of physical education and dance as an instructor, where she was promoted to the rank of associate director in physical education. In 1983, she was named associate athletic director.
She has coached field hockey and lacrosse at Skidmore College for more than 30 years. She also directed the Skidmore Summer Tennis Program from 1975-1987. Additionally, Strait Misurelli was a tennis pro at the Albany Country Club in New York for one year. From 1985-1990, she served as the Commissioner of Champions for the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association. She presently spends a great deal of time playing tennis and squash, as well as participating throughout the United States in cross country skiing, hiking and cycling.
For these outstanding athletic achievements, the Hall of Fame Committee honored Jane Strait Misurelli as an inductee into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 26, 1991.