Mark A. Mader Endowed Scholarships For Swimming, Water Polo Established
May 19, 2009
USC Athletics would like to announce the Mark A. Mader Endowed Swimming and Water Polo Scholarships, named after the All-American Trojan swimmer who passed away in 2008.
A nine-time All-American who lettered from 1968-1970, Mader was a part of three NCAA champion relays, winning the 800y free relay in 1969 and 1970 and the 400y free relay in 1970.
He was also a five-time Pac-8 champion, winning four titles in 1968 (100y and 200y back and 800y free and 400y medley relays) and one in 1969 (800y free relay).
He was a member of USC swim teams that finished second at the 1969 and 1970 NCAA meets, as well as third in 1968. The Trojans won Pac-8 crowns in 1968 and 1969, then placed second in 1970.
One of USC's tallest swimmers ever at 6-foot-9, he went to high school in Pullman, Wash., where he returned after college to become a wheat farmer.