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Miranda Knowles ’00 Inducted into the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame

Miranda Knowles signs Hall of fame Jersey

This weekend, Miranda Roth Knowles ’00 was inducted into the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame. Miranda, who serves as the High School assistant principal, neuropsychology teacher & girls varsity ultimate coach was voted into the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame in December 2022, the first year she was eligible. Every five years, the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame hosts an induction ceremony to honor its greatest players and contributors from around the world. This year’s ceremony was held in San Diego, CA, where Miranda was concurrently coaching the Atlanta’s men’s club team, Chain Lightning, in the club ultimate frisbee national championship.

Miranda was inducted as an athlete for an outstanding playing career on the Seattle Riot, the Atlanta Ozone, the Carleton Syzygy, the Washington Element and multiple Team USA delegations as a youth, adult and master. Click to see Miranda in action in the 2005 College Finals and 2005 World Games Final.

The induction ceremony commenced with a chunnel (cheer-tunnel) of previously inducted Hall of Famers who welcomed new inductees. Speeches and videos of the new inductees followed. Afterwards, inductees were given kukui nut leis and their Hall of Fame trophies. This year was a momentous ceremony with many of the women inductees representing the golden age of women's ultimate in the 2000s. This era marked the expansion of the women's division across the country and an explosion of athleticism and strategic prowess among players. All 15 women inductees gathered in an immensely powerful huggle (hugging huddle) after their induction and shared words of appreciation, respect and love. “It was beyond meaningful to share this night with many former teammates as well as cherished competitors,” said Miranda. 

On Monday, High School students and faculty honored Miranda in their own way - a jersey signing. Members of Miranda’s girls varsity ultimate team presented her with a Hustle jersey, the Atlanta professional ultimate frisbee team she coaches, bearing her name and her Carleton Syzygy number - #25. Miranda signed the jersey that will hang in the same science lab where she often teaches and conducts labs. Those who know Miranda, know she inspires excellence and kindness in her students daily, on and off the field. Her recognition by both the Ultimate Frisbee Hall of Fame and our community is duly earned. Congratulations, Miranda!

Miranda Knowles Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Induction Ceremony
Miranda with former Ultimate players
Miranda with current players from the team