Craig Saint-Amour '75

Sport: Swimming

Year Inducted: 1991 (first induction class)

Accomplishments: A 1975 graduate, swimmer Craig Saint-Amour remains one of the greatest male athletes in Babson Athletics history. During his illustrious career, he earned six All-American honors - the most by any athlete ever at Babson - including the College's first-ever All-American recognition in 1973. A two-time captain and four-time team MVP, Saint-Amour graduated with a total of nine school records, including seven in individual events. His best perfromances at the NCAA Division II Championships came in 1975, when he earned two NCAA medals for top-six performances in the 100 free (third overall) and the 200 free (sixth overall). He earned All-America status in both events while also joining John Saint-Amour '77, Rich Braverman '77, and Brune Levering '76 on Babson's 400 free relay team - the only relay squad in Babson history to earn All-American recogntion after placing 10th overall. With Saint-Amour leading the way, the Beavers finished 18th in the country as a team that winter, despite having only six representatives at the competition.

Overall, Saint-Amour won a total of 103 races in his career while setting 35 pool records across New England. He qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100 free in 1975, and his school record of 47.13 seconds in that event held up an unprecedented 26 years before being broken in 2001 - the longest reign of any record in Babson swimming history. At the conclusion of his senior year, he was honored as Babson's Senior Athlete of the Year, and he was featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd.

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