|Class:||Class of 1986|
|Sport:||Swimming and Diving|
|Enshrined:||Inducted October 20, 2001|
Sue is, without question, the College's greatest female diver, and possibly the program's most accomplished athlete in combined events. She was considered one of the top one-meter divers in all of New England throughout her career, finishing in the top tier of divers in ECAC and New England Championship competition from 1982 to 1986. A four-year team captain for the Purple Knights, she still holds four diving records at the College.
In 1982-83, she began her career garnering team MVP honors after setting new College records in diving, and becoming the first woman in SMC history to qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships. In addition to diving, she also competed for the Knights in the 50-meter freestyle, and anchored the 200-meter medley relay. Vermont's one-meter state champion, she also set records anchoring the 200-meter medley and freestyle relays.
Her senior season was one for the ages. She won the diving competition in 13 of the Knights' 14 meets that year, and also won many 50-meter and relay races. At the close of the 1985-86 regular season, she qualified for the ECAC Championships (Divisions I, II, and III combined) in three events: diving and two relays. She finished seventh overall in the ECAC Diving Championships that year, missing fifth place by two points. She again qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships, becoming the first diver at Saint Michael's - male or female - to qualify for the National Championships twice.
Sue left a very successful management career with the Caldor Corporation to be a "full-time Mom" in 1999. She is very involved in community service activities, serving as a volunteer with Special Olympics, and on various fundraising efforts for children with special needs. She has also given over 500 hours of volunteer service to the American Red Cross. She remains very active in athletic pursuits as a certified personal trainer, and also as a swim and water aerobics instructor. She and her husband John have two children, and reside in South Newtown, Conn.