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MARGARET GLENDAY
Inducted 1996



A native of Lido Beach, NY, Margaret Glenday swam at Binghamton from 1974-78. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology in 1978, and earned her master's degree in special education and education from Adelphi University in 1981. A two-time national qualifier, Glenday swam virtually every event for the Colonials, but specialized in butterfly and distance freestyle.
The four-year captain graduated from Binghamton as the holder of eight school records, including the fastest 100 butterfly (1:01.78) - a record that stood for 21 years.
In 1975, Glenday went 34-1 in dual-meet races, won a state championship in the 200 free, and qualified for the all-division AIAW National Championships in four events. She was Binghamton's first female athlete to reach the national level.
One year later, she set her second meet record at the state championship - this time in the 500 free, and placed in four other events. Glenday returned to nationals in 1978. She holds Binghamton's record for most career wins, and is second in season victories and dual points in a season. At one point, she held or was part of 11 school swimming records.
After her senior season, Glenday won three awards at the school's Athletic Awards Banquet. She was selected as the female John Bilos Award recipient, and also was named as the Foundation Award winner. Glenday's academic accomplishments were also recognized with her selection as the school's lone Scholar-Athlete honoree.


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