Nancy J. Gritter
Sport(s): Swimming & Diving (Women's)
By the end of her swimming career in 1988, Nancy Gritter set five individual school records and was a member of all five school-record relays. Her school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle still stand, as do all three of the freestyle records. She and her teammate, Midi Smyth Hansen ’88, also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, formed the nucleus of perhaps the most-storied women’s swim team in DePauw history. Gritter was a four-year all-American, scoring the second most points of any DePauw swimmer at a single NCAA national meet and amassing the fourth-highest total career points at the NCAA Championships. She is second on the all-time DePauw all-star list, based on all-time top 10 finishes. She also was a three-year Little 5 rider, Rookie of the Year, MVP and member of the winning team twice. Academically, Gritter was DePauw’s first and only three-time GTE Academic All-American and the first DePauw woman to win an NCAA Post-graduate Scholarship. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the Walker Cup upon her graduation. She went on to earn an M.D. from Indiana University and now practices nephrology in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Gritter also teaches at Carolinas Medical Center and the University of North Carolina Medical School. She is married to Curtis Dansby, an avid cross country runner.