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SUSAN C. NUMANN '80
Inducted 2000



A native of Penfield, N.Y., Susan Numann competed in swimming at Binghamton from 1976-80. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1980.
A four-year swimmer who excelled in the backstroke, Numann produced one of the most outstanding freshman seasons of any athlete in school history.
In 1976-77, she lowered the school record in the 50 yard backstroke six times, and established a new mark in the 100 backstroke five different times. Numann advanced to the national championships in both events, and also swam a leg on four record-setting relays. Following her first collegiate season, she was honored as Binghamton's "Athlete of the Year." As a junior, she was named MVP after guiding the team to a program-best third place finish at the New York State Championship. She accumulated 162 points - fourth-highest in program history.
One year later, Numann led her squad to an 11-1 dual meet record, and fourth place showing among 24 teams at the state championship. For the season, her 17 relay wins were the second highest of all time, and she was honored with the Clemer Award as the team's Outstanding Senior.
A two-year captain and four-year state qualifier, Numann concluded her career with the most relay wins in school history (41), and ranked second in career points with 573. During her tenure, Binghamton went 31-10 in dual meets, good for a win percentage of 76%.
She was honored with the University's John Bilos Award for outstanding career performance in 1980.


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