Cindy Vaios

Graduating class of 1980

Cindy Vaios is a native of Manchester and was one of Central High School's finest athletes. Cindy competed in two sports, basketball and softball. She played at Central at a time when girls' athletics were just coming into prominence in high schools across the nation. On basketball teams fielding several excellent players, Cindy was an outstanding playmaker and scorer for four years. She was co-captain her senior year and ended her high school career with 1511 points, still a school record. During those four years, Cindy's teams played for the state championship each year. Her freshman year, 76-77, was the last year of Class AA competition, and her team came in second. The following year was the first year of girls' Class L basketball, and Cindy's team won the first championship as well as the second and third. Her senior year, Cindy was named a Converse All-American and Carnation All-American. An excellent scholar, Cindy attended Dartmouth College. She was a starter in basketball for four years and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year her freshman year and All-Ivy for two of the following seasons. A member of the 1000 Career Point Club, Cindy received the 1984 Dartmouth Coaches Award. Cindy played on the golf team as well, and as co-captain her senior year, her team won the Eastern Regionals. Since leaving Dartmouth, Cindy has become a professional golfer. She lives in Ft. Myers, Florida, and is the golf pro at Wyndemere Country Club in nearby Naples.