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Becky Dowling Calder ’94

The first female graduate of Top Gun, the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program. F/A-18 Hornet Navy pilot.

Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004, Becky Dowling Calder is one of Andover’s all-time great Athletes and a member of the 12-letter club.

Following Andover, she played Division I basketball at the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated, trained as a naval aviator, and flew F/A-18 Hornets. Calder went on to become the first female graduate of Top Gun, the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program. She currently serves in the Naval Reserves.

Calder was inducted into the Andover Athletic Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008 as part of the inaugural class. In 2014, her #32 was the first ever woman’s jersey retired by Navy.

Listen to Becky on the Every Quarter podcast

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