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2020 Pac-12 Hall of Honor inductee: Arizona State's Melissa Belote Ripley

Women's Swimming & Diving
Mar 4, 2020
One of the greatest American swimmers of all time, Belote Ripley shattered the Arizona State record books and left an unparalleled legacy for the Sun Devils. Bringing home three gold medals for the American swimming team in Munich 1972, she also set a new American record during those Olympic games in the 200-meter backstroke.  While at Arizona State, she won six individual National Collegiate Swimming Championships, leading the university to two national championships. A four-year All-American, Belote Ripley also earned the esteemed Broderick Award in 1977 as the most outstanding women’s collegiate swimmer in the country.