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Cavalier Women in International Competition

Olympic Games

Year Name Country Event(s)
1976 Wendy Weinberg United States 800 Freestyle (Bronze)
1996 Melanie Valerio United States 400 Freestyle Relay (Gold)
1996 Mirjana Bosevska Macedonia 400 Freestyle, 800 Freestyle, 400 IM
2000 Mirjana Bosevska Macedonia 800 Freestyle, 200 Butterfly, 400 IM
2008 Erika Stewart Colombia 200 IM
2012 Katya Bachrouche Lebanon 800 Freestyle
2012 Lauren Perdue United States 800 Freestyle Relay (Gold)

European Championships

Year Name Country
2003 Mirjana Bosevska Macedonia

Pan-American Games

Year Name Country
2003 Rachael Burke United States
2007 Brielle White United States

Pan Pacific Games

Year Name Country
1995 Melanie Valerio United States
2014 Leah Smith United States

World University Games

Year Name Country
1973 Ellen Feldmann* United States
1993 Karen Burgess United States
1999 Cara Lane United States
2011 Rachel Naurath United States
2013 Ellen Williamson United States
2015 Laura Simon Germany
2015 Leah Smith United States

World Championships

Year Name Country
1995 Melanie Valerio United States
1997 Melanie Valerio United States
2009 Erika Stewart Colombia
2015 Leah Smith United States

*First female athlete to represent UVa in international competition


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