Dr. Rhonda (Filius) Little
Track & Volleyball, 1980-84
A Muskegon Mona Shores product, Little made a name for herself as a member of Ferris' women's track and field program. She was the program's first female NCAA-II All-American. In addition to earning NCAA-II Outdoor All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the high jump at the 1983 NCAA-II Championships, she also placed fourth in the event at the 1981 AIAW Outdoor meet to capture All-America kudos. Little was named the squad's Most Valuable Performer Award recipient in 1981 and continues to hold the school's indoor (5-9) and outdoor (5-8) high jump records. Her best effort (5-9) came in a 1981 indoor meet at Central Michigan. She also competed in a variety of other events at various times including the shot put, discus, javelin, pentathlon and long jump. The 6-1 Little was a member of the Ferris women's volleyball program under head coach Kathy DeBoer for one season and named the squad's Most Improved Player in 1981 as Ferris posted a 27-16 overall record. After earning a degree from Ferris, she went on to obtain several degrees from the University of Michigan. A member of the American Board of International Medicine, Little currently resides in Waterford, Mich., along with her husband Dr. James R. Little, M.D. They have two sons.