A 1977 Everett High School graduate, Jo Metzger earned an outstanding 12 varsity letters in basketball, volleyball, softball and track at the school. She led the Seagulls to four trophies at the state basketball tournament including a 1974 second place finish her freshman season. In 1978 she was named The Everett Herald’s Woman of the Year in Sports.Attending college at Western
Washington University, Metzger was a four-time all-league basketball selection, a two-time selection to the Division II All-American team, Western’s Athlete of the Year her senior season when she averaged 21.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, and a finalist for the Wade Trophy for national player of the year.
The first WWU athlete inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, Jo set 15 school records, nine of which still stand as of 2010. These include scoring average, points in a season (630) and points in a career (1,990).Jo Metzger-Levin’s career 929 rebounds and 318 assists both rank in the top five all-time basketball records at WWU. Named Western’s Woman Athlete of the Century, she would later teach, coach and serve as athletic director at Everett High School.