The 1981 Kalamazoo graduate was a member of the school's varsity swim team for three years, earning a number of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) titles. According to the ceremony program, "She was drawn to K because of its size and its academic reputation."
Redner was the first woman swimmer from Kalamazoo and from the MIAA to achieve Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) All-American status. An MIAA champion in breast stroke events, she was named the team’s most valuable player and its co-captain, and was a member of the MIAA championship teams in 1978 and 1979.
Redner holds a Masters degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She currently practices at an independent primary care clinic in Eugene, OR.
In the program, Redner gave high praise to her coach, Lynn Mauer, and said Kalamazoo College "... provided a solid foundation for my future life."