Swimming — Women
The Ivy League has won 11 medals in women’s swimming at the Olympic Games. Those 11 medals, however, have come from just five different women. Brown’s Albina Osipowich was the first Ivy League medalist. She competed in the 1928 Amsterdam Games, before she even attended Brown. Osipowich, who graduated in 1933, won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal and took home another gold for her part on the winning 400-meter freestyle relay team.
In probably the greatest Olympic run for any Ivy League women’s swimmer, Ellie Daniel of Penn won four medals in two Olympics in the 1968 and 1972 Games. In 1968, she was a member of the gold medal winning 400-meter medley relay team. She also took silver in the 100-meter butterfly and bronze in the 200-meter butterfly. She was unable to earn a medal when she competed in the 100-meter butterfly again in 1972, but she did take home another medal in the 200-meter butterfly, placing third to get a bronze.
The most recent Ivy League women’s swimming medalist was Columbia’s Christina Teuscher. She burst onto the Olympic scene in 1996, competing in three events and winning a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle. In 2000, she made the trip to Sydney and won a bronze in the 200-meter individual medley.
|Dawn Chuck (Brown ’02)||Jamaica||2000-04|
|Cathy Corcione Farley (Princeton ’74)||United States||1968|
|Tinka Dancevic (Brown ’02)||Croatia||1996-00|
|Ellie Daniel (Penn ’74) • • • •||United States||1968-72|
|Mary Freeman Kelly (Penn ’55)||United States||1952|
|Helen Johns (Brown ’36) •||United States||1932|
|Shelley Mann (Cornell ’61) • •||United States||1956|
|Albina Osipowich (Brown ’33) • •||United States||1928|
|Jackie Pangilinan (Harvard ’08)||Philippines||2004|
|Cristina Teuscher (Columbia ’00) • •||United States||1996-00|
|Nathalie Wunderlich (Princeton ’93)||Switzerland||1992|
• Gold Medal (also indicated by bold name)
• Silver Medal
• Bronze Medal