August 30, 1981
Competing before 20,000 spectators in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, Judy Horowitz ’82 won the World Frisbee Disc championship, the first Vassar athlete to win a world championship. Among the prizes and endorsements associated with the championship was having her name on every WHAM-O frisbee made during her reign. Conceding that hers wasn't yet a household name, Horowitz said, "If I need to show someone identification when I use my MasterCharge card I'll just show them a frisbee."
The previous year, she was the women’s champion at the fourth annual national intercollegiate Frisbee championships in Atlanta, and she claimed the world title for a second time in 1985. The Miscellany News