Former CMU administrator Koenig dies

Updated 10/18/2000
Former Central Michigan University athletics administrator, Fran Koenig, died in her home on Friday, Oct. 13.

Koenig served as an associate athletics director in charge of women's sports at CMU from 1974-89 and was a driving force behind the accelerated advancement of women's athletics at Central Michigan and nationally.

She served on more than 21 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) committees and was instrumental in CMU hosting the 1977 AIAW gymnastics finals and the 1980 Division I final four women's basketball tourney.

Koenig, who was 71, is survived by her husband, Fred. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Chapel (114 S. Bradley, Mount Pleasant) from 3-5 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. There will also be visitation on Thursday from 10 a.m, until the service at 11 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.