Contributions and Service
- 1980: Flying disc League of Women (FLOW) – Coordinator for Ultimate for the first (and only) organization dedicated to promoting women and disc sports. Served through 1980 until the formation of the Women’s Division of the UPA.
- 1981: Organized Women’s Division of UPA
- 1981 to 1984: Women’s National Director of the UPA. Worked to establish the division and organized first ever and subsequent National Championships. Helped growth of women’s division from 50 to more than 80 teams.
- 2004: Kathy Pufahl Spirit of the Game Award. As a member of the "Friends of Kathy," worked with a committee of Kathy’s friends and former teammates to craft a proposal to the UPA Executive Board to establish the Kathy Pufahl Cande Spirit of the Game Award, which was inaugurated at the 2004 UPA Series Championships.
- 2004-Present: UPA 25 Alumni Celebration at the 2004 UPA Club Championships. Crafted a proposal to present to the UPA executive committee to fund and support the UPA 25th Anniversary Celebrations at the 2004 UPA Series Championships. Currently serving as Alumni Director and Chair of 2008 Alumni Reunion Committee.
In the early years of being Women’s National Director, she had many opportunities to be a spokesperson both for ultimate and for women’s Ultimate and was even quoted in Women’s Sports and Fitness, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and other magazines and newspapers.
As a Governor-appointed member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee for Physical Fitness and Sports from 1980 to 1987, Fields was involved in helping to establish the Bay State Games and proposed the successful inclusion of Ultimate Frisbee in the team sports.
Worked with staff at the Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham, Mass., to teach the middle school children how to play ultimate.
Cited in the Guiness Book of World Records from early 1980’s until early 1990’s as world record holder in indoor distance throwing with a disc at 239 plus feet
From 1979 to 1989, competed in the World Championship Series for individual events, as well as the World Championships/Rose Bowl at UC Irvine and at Santa Cruz. Consistent top competitor in distance, golf, accuracy, discathon, Maximum Time Aloft (MTA), and Throw, Run and Catch (TRC).
Held various world records and tournament records in distance over the years. Consistently won the New England Events Championships throughout the 1980s.
In 2005, Suzanne "came out of retirement" and participated in the Worlds Masters tournament in San Diego and competed in distance, golf, MTA/TRC, freestyle , DDC, and discathon.
Suzanne lives in Hawaii and is a Sales Manager with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan – Hawaii, where she is responsible for sales of worksite health and productivity programs and occupational medicine services to employers throughout Hawaii. A member of Lae Ula O Kai outrigger canoe club, Suzanne has added canoe paddling, stand-up paddling, surfing, scuba, and boogie boarding to recreational activities. She still plays in a local league in Hawaii and continues to be involved in Ultimate affairs today.