#WNSTSweet16 Greatest Local Olympic Sport Athletes

February 04, 2014 | Luke Jones

7. Theresa Andrews, swimming

An early product of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club after moving from New London, Conn. in her youth, Andrews won two golds at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles as she prevailed in the 100-meter backstroke and was part of the winning 400-meter medley relay team. She was also a three-time NCAA champion and received 13 All-American honors at the University of Florida.

For all her success in the pool, Andrews is remembered fondly for her touching gesture of presenting her first Olympic gold medal to her brother to honor his courage after he was paralyzed in a bicycle accident.


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