Euphrasia Donnelly

Euphrasia Louise "Fraze" Donnelly (June 6, 1905 – May 20, 1963) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Donnelly represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, where she won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay event.[1] Donnelly and her American relay teammates Gertrude Ederle, Ethel Lackie and Mariechen Wehselau set a new world record in the event final of 4:48.8.[1][2]

Euphrasia Donnelly
Personal information
Full nameEuphrasia Louise Donnelly
Nickname(s)"Fraze"
National team United States
Born(1905-06-06)June 6, 1905
Indianapolis, Indiana
DiedMay 20, 1963(1963-05-20) (aged 57)
Warsaw, Indiana
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubHoosier Athletic Club

Donnelly was born on June 6, 1905 in Indianapolis to Maurice Donnelly and Sarah Jane McCarthy.[3] She was one of seven children: Maurice, Eileen, Mary, Cecile, Virginia, and Crawford. Fraze (as she was called by her family and friends) was known for her athleticism and quick sense of humor. She later went on to work as an instructor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.[4] On November 1, 1934, she married Bruce Raymond Bungard,[5] a fireman.[6]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Fraze Donnelly". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  3. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
  4. 1930 United States Federal Census
  5. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
  6. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995


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