Three-Time Olympian Nathan Adrian To Be Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

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Three-Time Olympian Nathan Adrian To Be Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

Three-time Olympian Nathan Adrian, whose career was defined by an individual Olympic title and repeated clutch performances for Team USA, will be inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame during the weekend of Oct. 21-22. Adrian is one of six individuals set for induction, including Valerie Arioto (softball), Gavin Arroyo (water polo), Ray Lehner (rugby), Peter Wright (men’s tennis head coach) and Ahmad Anderson (football).

Adrian is regarded as one of the United States’ finest sprinters, having powered Team USA in multiple international competitions. Adrian was routinely the anchor of American 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays, his ability to handle pressure one of his greatest attributes. His most notable performance was his title-winning effort in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he clipped Australian James Magnussen for the gold medal by .01.

Here is the Cal release about Adrian:

One of the swimming world’s most prolific sprinters in history, Adrian is an eight-time Olympic medalist, including five gold medals, and has competed in three Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016). He won gold in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Games and more recently captured four medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In addition, Adrian has captured 32 medals in major international swimming competitions.

As a Golden Bear, Adrian helped lead Cal to the NCAA team championship in 2011. He is a five-time individual NCAA champion, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 2009 and 2010 and the 100-yard freestyle in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He also swam on five NCAA-title-winning relays. At the conference level, Adrian captured seven individual Pac-10 crowns and contributed to six Pac-10 relay titles. Named the 2011 CSCAA Swimmer of the Year, Adrian was chosen the Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year in 2009 and 2011.

Adrian earned his bachelor’s degree in public health in 2012 and was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. As a senior, he received the Tom Hansen Conference Medal as Cal’s outstanding senior male student-athlete and was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s swimming & diving.


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1 year ago

What a great role model for all Americans!!