Kim Black

Kimberly A. "Kim" Black (born April 30, 1978) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

Kim Black
Personal information
Full nameKimberly A. Black
National team United States
Born (1978-04-30) April 30, 1978
Liverpool, New York
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight132 lb (60 kg)
College teamUniversity of Southern California
University of Georgia

Black began her college swimming career at the University of Southern California, where she competed alongside future fellow Olympians such as Lindsay Benko, before transferring to the University of Georgia in 1999.[2][3] She graduated from UGA in 2001 and was named the NCAA Woman of the Year Award for 2001. She is also recipient of an NCAA Post-Graduate scholarship in 2001. She was on the U.S. Women's swimming team in the 2000 Summer Olympics where she won a gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle relay. During her swimming career at Georgia, she was a four – time All-American and helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to three straight NCAA championships. Black was also awarded the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002. She was the female winner of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's highest academic honor, the 2001 Walter Byers Award, in recognition of being the nation's top female scholar-athlete.[4][5]

She was in the 2002 Top VIII class with Emily Bloss, André Davis, Misty Hyman, Leah Juno, Nancy Metcalf, Bryce Molder, and Ruth Riley.[6] The 2001 Male Walter Byers Scholar was Bradley Henderson.

See also


  1. "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-22.
  2. Josh Jeffrey, Will the Dawgs have their day?, Swimming World and Junior Swimmer, Feb 1999, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  3. USC Women's Swimming Defeats California, 185-113, USC Trojans Athletic Department, January 30, 1998, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  4. "Previous Walter Byers Scholars". The National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  5. "UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVE WALTER BYERS SCHOLARSHIPS". The National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2001-05-03. Archived from the original on December 13, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  6. "2002 NCAA Today's Top VIII Award Recipients". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
Preceded by
Kristy Kowal
NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Tanisha Silas

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