Grace Carter Lindley (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1966
Born: 1916 Chicago, IL
Died: January 23, 2002, Duluth, MN
Grace Carter Lindley McKnight was the first national women's slalom champion. She learned to ski in Seattle, WA with Don Fraser and quickly became one of the premier women skiers in the United States. She was selected to be on the first U.S. FIS Team and Olympic Team in 1936. After taking 1937 off from competitive skiing she had a very successful season in 1938 winning the first CUSSA championship and national championship in the slalom and the Pacific Northwest championship in the downhill. She was also selected to the FIS Team for a second time. One of the top women in skiing of her time she was selected to her second Olympic Team in 1940.