Sue left Hamburg, New York in 1980 to begin four years of outstanding achievement in academics and athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walsh achieved All-American status 27 of a possible 28 times. In doing this she captured eight NCAA backstroke championships. She was a member of the 1980 Olympic Team. In 1984, Walsh became only the second woman in 61 years to be awarded the Patterson Medal, UNC's top athletic honor. In December of 1984, she received the NCAA Today's Top Five Award, presented to student athletes who have achieved athletic success, shown leadership qualities, and displayed academic prowess. In 2003, she was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
Richard Elmer Jamerson
The life of the late Dick Jamerson is an inspiration to students and associates. Jamerson was born in Houston, Texas and began his athletic career as a football star and physical education major at Rice Institute. He came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and organized its first swim team in 1939. During these years as Tar Heel coach, Jamerson was also active in swimming organizations. Jamerson has an outstanding record of 180-14 without ever offering an athletic scholarship. Richard Elmer Jamerson died in February 1970.
Steven Garrett Gregg
Steve Gregg came to North Carolina State University in 1973 from Wilmington, Delaware. During his swimming career at NC State, he was a four-time ACC Champion and NCAA Champion in the 200 yard butterfly. He achieved All America status in six individual and seven relay events. As a member of the 1976 United States Olympic Team, Gregg was a silver medalist in the 200 meter butterfly, and he set an Olympic record at the trials. He was inducted into the NC State Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Daniel Lee Harrigan
Dan Harrigan came to North Carolina State University in 1974 from South Bend, Indiana. As a member of the 1976 Olympic Team, Harrigan was a bronze medalist in the 200 meter backstroke. Harrigan ranked number one in the world in the 200 meter backstroke in 1977. After leaving NC State, Harrigan attended graduate school at Penn State University where he was also an assistant swimming coach.