St. Joseph's Academy

Wren Eversberg Eagleton ’89

Inducted February 20, 2016

 
Wren started her swimming career as a year-round swimmer when she was 7 years  of age. She continued to swim year round until the age of 15, when she competed  strictly on the high school level. She discovered her love of running when she joined  the cross country team in the fall of her freshman year at St. Joseph’s Academy.

In the fall of her freshman year, Wren was one of the top 10 runners in the state and  was named to the All-Parish Cross Country Team. In the spring, she participated in  swimming and track and field, winning a state championship in the indoor 3,000  meter run, a first place in the 400 meter freestyle relay and state top 10 awards for  the 200 and 500 freestyle. While she enjoyed great competitive success, she was  also diagnosed with asthma.

As a sophomore, Wren participated in cross country and swimming but sat out the  track season to attempt to avoid problems with her asthma. She received the SJA  Coach’s Award for cross country and placed fourth in the 500 free, fifth in the 200  free and first in the 400 freestyle relay at the state swim meet. She was named  SJA’s most valuble swimmer and the All-Parish team’s most improved swimmer.

As a junior, Wren won the cross country district and state championships and she  was named SJA’s most valuable runner. She was also named MVP of the All-Parish team. She participated in both swimming and track in the spring, recording fifth-place finishes in the 200 and 500 freestyle and third place in the 400 freestyle relay in the city meet. In track, she won the 3,000 meter indoor state title and most of her outdoor 3,200 meter races. She finished third in the state meet at 3,200 meters. She was also named to the All-Parish track team for 1988.

As a senior, Wren had an undefeated cross country season, culminating with a state championship. She was named MVP of the All-Parish team and Star of Stars by the State Times. She was also awarded a Schering Foundation Scholarship, which honored five top athletes with asthma in the nation and allowed her to meet President George Bush. In swimming, Wren finished third in the 200 and 500 freestyle in the city meet and first in the 400 freestyle relay. In her final track season, she won the indoor title at 3,000 meters and the outdoor state title for 3,200 meters. She was named to the All-State track team.

Wren went on to Texas A&M University, where she joined the cross country and track teams and graduated with a bachelor of science. She also attended the University of Florida and earned an MHS in occupational therapy in 1996.

Today, she is an occupational therapist with Triton Healthcare, the current chairman of St. Aloysius Home and School Association, a former president of the medical alliance, a sustaining member of the Junior League, an active member of St. Aloysius Church and a manager for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club. She has competed in three marathons and numerous half marathons. She and her husband, Dr. Bernard Eagleton, have three children, Anna Camille, Ben and Elliott, who all attend St. Aloysius School.
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