Luann Ryon came to Riverside Community College in the fall of 1971. She enrolled in an archery class because all of the tennis classes were full. This was the start of a 17-year career, which includes two Pan-American Games, Olympic Games and numerous National and International Championships. She earned a gold medal as a 1973 College National Team Champion and 1974 Individual Women’s College Champion. Luann was named the 1975 RCC Female Athlete of the Year. In her first appearance on an international stage at the age of 23, Luann won a Gold Medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in the 70-meter individual archery competition with a world record 2,499 points. She was a five-time California State Champion (1976-1978, 1980 and 1982) and a gold medalist in the 1977 Women’s World Championship, shooting a 2,515 to set a women’s world record. Luann Ryon was well thought of as a competitor and was viewed as a “class act” by her opponents.