inducted in 2015
Carol (Ripplinger) Lampert graduated from Upsala High School in 1987 and competed in basketball. Carol was a 5 year letter winner, three time team MVP and All Conference selection and served as team captain her senior season.
Carol was a devastating force on defense, as her unbelievable quickness allowed her to frustrate and disrupt opposing offenses and destroy the player attempting to bring the ball up the court. She also displayed her quickness by catching many a player while they were dribbling the ball up the court ready to go in for that easy layup. Carol at full speed would cut in front of them; steal the ball and leave them wondering what just happened! Probably the quickest player to ever play GBB in Upsala! Her school record 629 steals are an amazing feat and if this record would have been kept at the MSHSL level I'm sure it would be very high on that list.
Just as huge as Carol's positive impact was on our GBB teams her presence has been felt just as much by our school district and community. Carol has spent countless hours volunteering in classrooms, doing school fundraising; helping in concession stands; coaching elementary basketball and t-ball, post prom and church. You can see why Carol was chosen as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year at Upsala Schools.
Carol is married to Kevin Lampert and they have five children: Justin, Shawn, Brooke, Eric and Levi.
Carol and Kevin are both charter members of UBA. While Carol is preparing for the selling of concessions at the ballparks, Kevin and family donate many hours of time and labor working through UBA on planning and renovating the ballparks and also preparing the fields for play. Carol has also worked as a Para for our school and currently runs a daycare in Upsala.