Sue Walsh among the 100 greatest swimmers and collegiate divers

Sue Walsh, one of the most decorated athletes to compete at the University of North Carolina, was selected as a member of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches (CSCAA) 100 Greatest Swimmers and Divers of the Last Century .

Walsh was a member of the 1980 US Olympic team, won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1983 Pan American Games, and held US records in several backstroke events. Walsh has won 10 National Collegiate Individual Championships and has been named the CCA Championships Outstanding Swimmer three times.

The selections were made as part of the CSCAA’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Nearly three thousand athletes have been nominated, with a blue panel of current and former varsity swimmers, coaches and members of the media making selections from a shortlist of 973 finalists. Eighty-seven swimmers and thirteen divers were selected. They come from twenty-eight states and thirteen countries. Selection highlights include 12 members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and 59 Olympians.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) is the premier national organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development.

The CSCAA’s 100th anniversary celebration will continue with upcoming announcements recognizing Centennial MVPs for each team as well as a list of Top 100 Coaches and 100 Impact Alumni. The anniversary will culminate with the Association’s convention and awards banquet, May 2-4, 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The CSCAA100 list of top swimmers and college divers is listed below in alphabetical order. For profiles of each selection, visit

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