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Amy Van Dyken

Awards And Accomplishments

1990-91 Earned six high school All-American honors, set three state records, and broke five school marks in swimming; earned Colorado Swimmer of the Year honors
1991 Named Colorado Swimmer of the Year
1992 silver medals in 50-meter and 50-yard freestyle races at U.S. Swimming Championships
1993 Finished second in 50-meter freestyle and third in 100-meter butterfly at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Swimming Championships
1994 Set seven school and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) records at Colorado State University; named Colorado State's 1994 Female Athlete of the Year; given Joe Kearney Award by WAC as best females athlete of the year; set new American record at NCAA Swimming Championships, winning women's 50-meter freestyle in 21.77 seconds, becoming only the second woman in the world to break the 22-second barrier in this event; named NCAA Swimmer of the Year; earned All-American honors in 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle relay, and 200-meter medley relay; named Collegiate Swimming Coaches Athletic Association National Swimmer of the Year; inducted into Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame; won silver medals in 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley relays and a bronze medal in 50-yard freestyle at World Championships
1995 Won three gold medals and one silver at Pan American Games; d>named Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine 1996 Won four gold medals in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, in 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 400-meter freestyle relay, and 400-meter medley relay, making her the first American woman to win four gold medals in one Olympic Games; named Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation; voted Swimmer of the Year by U.S.A. Swimming; voted Sportswoman of the Year by the Associated Press and by the U.S. Olympic Committee
1998 Won two gold medals at World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia, in 50-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter relay
2000 At Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, won gold medal in women's 400-meter freestyle relay, as part of U.S. team that broke the record for this event, with a time of 3:36.61; won gold medal for swimming preliminaries of the 400-meter medley relay; finished fourth in 50-meter freestyle
2001 Inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

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