Liz Thompson Collins '87
One of the few women in St. Lawrence history to swim in NCAA championship meets in each of her four years, Liz Thompson Collins finished her Saint career at a 13-time All America and remains part of three record-holding relay teams.
Liz, who captained the 1987 swim team, helped establish St. Lawrence records in the 400 free relay, the 800 free relay and the 400 medley relay in her senior year and all three of those records remain today. She also helped the 400 medley and 400 free relay teams win New York State championships as a senior and was a consistent winner and top-three finisher in individual events on the state level throughout her career.
A versatile swimmer, she excelled in the individual medley, backstroke and freestyle, winning conference championships in both the 200 IM and the 200 backstroke. She established the Saint record in the 200 individual medley and earned All America honors in that event in 1985 and continued to improve her times throughout her career. She broke the one-minute barrier for the first time in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta and had a personal best in the 200 IM in the NCAA championship as well.
An educational counselor and administrator, Liz now lives in South Burlington VT with her husband Thomas and their son Thompson.