Melinda "Mindy" Morter (Kahle)- Athlete

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Mindy Morter was one of the most versatile athletes to ever play for Ventura College. From 1973-1975, Mindy was an integral part of VC's women's softball, track, and basketball teams.  Mindy played on the 1973 softball team that captured the Metro League Championship for the first time in school history.  Mindy was Co-MVP in 1974 and Team Captain in 1975.

In track and field, during the 1974 season, Mindy placed second in the women's Pentathlon in an AAU sanctioned meet.  She was also part of the mile relay team that set a Western State Conference record.  At the Western State Conference championship meet, Mindy was a finalist in 6 events.  At the end of her career, Mindy had set VC school records in the shot put, discus, and javelin.

As a member of the VC women's basketball team in 1975, Mindy was selected as the Most Valuable Player. In 1975, Mindy transferred to Long Beach State and waws a member of the women's softball team and the women's JV volleyball team.

Mindy joined law enforcement and worked for several local poice agencies, including the Ventura and Oxnard Police Departments. However, her athletic career wasn't over.  Mindy has compete in the Police Olympics since 1980, winning 7 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze medals.  In the early 1990's, she won a bronze medal in a decathalon type even known as the Toughest Cop Alive.  Over the  years, Mindy has competetd in many triathlons and marathons and she participated in the grueling Law Enforcement Baker to Vegas run.  Mindy competed in track at the recently completed Police Summer Games in San Diego.

As an excellent athlete in multiple sports,the achievements of Mindy Morter will be next to impossible to match in this age of specialization in sports.  Her legacy as a competitor for Ventura College is secure.

Mindy has an AA degree from Ventura College, a BS degree from CSULB, and an MPA from Cal State Northridge.  Tody, she is a Reserve Officer with the Truckee Police Department and a member of the Sierra Nevada Critical Incident Stress Management team.