By the end of her swimming career in 1988, Nancy Gritter set
five individual school records and was a member of all five
school-record relays. Her school records in the 50 and 100
freestyle still stand, as do all three of the freestyle records.
She and her teammate, Midi Smyth Hansen ’88, also inducted
into the Hall of Fame in 2000, formed the nucleus of perhaps the
most-storied women’s swim team in DePauw history. Gritter was
a four-year all-American, scoring the second most points of any
DePauw swimmer at a single NCAA national meet and amassing the
fourth-highest total career points at the NCAA Championships. She
is second on the all-time DePauw all-star list, based on all-time
top 10 finishes. She also was a three-year Little 5 rider, Rookie
of the Year, MVP and member of the winning team twice.
Academically, Gritter was DePauw’s first and only three-time
GTE Academic All-American and the first DePauw woman to win an NCAA
Post-graduate Scholarship. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and
the recipient of the Walker Cup upon her graduation. She went on to
earn an M.D. from Indiana University and now practices nephrology
in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Gritter also teaches at Carolinas Medical
Center and the University of North Carolina Medical School. She is
married to Curtis Dansby, an avid cross country runner.