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Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar (born 17 April 1962) is an American former competitive swimmer who represented the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She won three Olympic gold medals and one silver in the individual medley and freestyle. After retiring from competitive swimming she became a lawyer, writer, and asthma spokesperson as well as currently leads Champion Women.

1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games[edit]




Awards and honors[edit]

1977 AAU Nathan Mallison award as Florida's outstanding amateur athlete
1984 Come-Back Swimmer of the Year Award from USA Swimming
1984 Kiphuth Award (given to the best all-around swimmer nationally)
1993 National Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame
1994 International Swimming Hall of Fame
1994 Duke University Sports Hall of Fame
1995 Florida Sports Hall of Fame
2002 Honorary Doctorate, Springfield College, (received honorary degree with comedian Bill Cosby)
2000 Ranked as Florida's 13th greatest athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated
2001 International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame
2002 Honorary Doctorate from Springfield College
2003 Yolanda Jackson Give Back Award from the Women’s Sports Foundation
2003 Community Woman of the Year Award from Jacksonville University
2004 International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame
2007 Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame
2007 Honor Award from National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators
2007 Named as one of the most influential people in the 35 year history of Title IX by Sports Illustrated
2007 Featured, “100 Trailblazers; Great Women Athletes Who Opened Doors for Future Generations” by Richard Lapchick
2007 Honor Award Winner, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, (NACUAA)
2007 Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame
2008 Academic All-America Hall of Fame from College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA)
2012 Named one of "40 Women Who Will Change Way Sports are Played."
2011 Inductee, National Consortium for Academics and Sports
2011 “Courage Award” National Organization for Women
2011 - 2012 The United States Olympic Committee nomination for the International Olympic Committee’s “Woman of the Year” award
2012 Named one of "Women who have made a significant impact on society after playing high school or college sports."
2012 “Advocate’s Award” from the Alliance of Women Coaches
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Women in Business

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