Maggie Meyer Inducted to Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

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Swimmer Maggie Meyer is one of 11 members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, announced this week.

Meyer is the most decorated swimmer in program history, becoming the Badgers’ first women’s NCAA champion in 2011 when she won the 200 backstroke in her senior season with a time of 1:50.76. She was named the Big Ten Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2011 and earned Wisconsin’s Big Ten Medal of Honor.

Meyer was a 10-time Big Ten champion, 16-time All-Big Ten honoree and 18-time All-America (11 first team, seven honorable mentions). She was named Wisconsin’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2009-10 and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick.

Meyer left Wisconsin with six school records. She also was part of two relays, the 200 free and 200 medley, that set Big Ten records. Meyer won the 200 back at the 2009 U.S. Open. The native of White Bear Lake, Minn., was a member of the U.S. national team in 2009 and 2010.

The other members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021 are football player Gabe Carimi, runner Lloyd Cooke, hockey players Meghan Duggan and Blake Geoffrion, rowers Yasmin Farooq and Grant & Ross James, wrestler Ron Jeidy, basketball player Jon Leuer and administrators Tam Flarup and Ron Leafblad.

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