Two women join Maryland Hall

December 10, 1993|By Doug Brown

Kim Shettle Keller and Ellen Feldmann Roberts were inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame yesterday in a ceremony at the Timonium Holiday Inn.

They join, among others, Olympians Theresa Andrews, Pat Kennedy and Wendy Weinberg, and Bonnie Glasgow, a 1976 Olympic alternate. They are the 12th and 13th members of the 8-year-old shrine.

Keller swam for Knights of Columbus-Orchards as an age-grouper and then for Stanford. She set an American record in the 400-meter individual medley in 1974, competed in the 1972 and 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials and made five trips abroad as a member of U.S. teams.

A Perry Hall High graduate, Keller lives in Watsonville, Calif., with her husband and son and works in a floral shop and as a photographer'smodel. She regularly competes in three-mile point-to-point ocean swimming.

Roberts swam for Knights of Columbus-Orchards and the University of Virginia, where she was the first female athlete officially registered to compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Notre Dame Prep graduate barely missed a berth on the 1976 Olympic team and set an American record in the 200-yard backstroke, 200-meter short course backstroke and 400-meter individual medley. In 1973 she swam in the World University Games in Moscow.

Married and a resident of Alexandria, Va., Roberts is Mid-Atlantic regional manager for the U.S, Olympic Committee. Last year she won the World Triathlon Championship in the women's 35-39 age group.

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