2005 Hall of Fame Inductee
NANCY E. DAVIS (HERB)
Women's Swimming & Diving (1993-97)
An outstanding freestyle swimmer, Nancy Davis (Herb) had set more school records than any swimmer in Delaware history when she graduated in 1997. A native of Southampton, Pa. (William Tennent High School), Davis led the Blue Hens to two conference team titles for head coach John Hayman in 1993-97 and won five individual conference titles during her career. A three-time team Most Valuable Player, she led her University of Delaware teams to a four-year dual mark of 33-11 and was named Delaware's Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year in 1997. She established school records in the 50 freestyle (24.36), 100 freestyle (52.78), 200 freestyle (1:52.94), 500 freestyle (5:00.36), 1,000 freestyle (10:25.10), 1,650 freestyle (17:09.99), 400 medley relay (4:01.93), and 800 freestyle relay (7:49.31), won three straight conference titles in the 1,650 freestyle, two straight titles in the 500 freestyle, and earned All-East honors five times. An honor student in elementary education, she earned her degree from Delaware in 1997. She formerly served as head swimming coach at NCAA Division III Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa..
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