- 2005 Induction Class
Maddie Crippen '98 swam on the Germantown Academy Varsity swim team for four years and was the captain of the team for two. She earned High School All-American honors all of her four years on the swim team and was a six-time Eastern Swimming Champion. She has a long list of accomplishments, including being a semifinalist at the 1996 Olympic Trials; serving as a member of the 1997 U.S. National Junior Team that traveled to Sweden; was a member of the 1997 and 1998 U.S. National Team that traveled to Japan and Australia; member of the 1998 World Championship Team and was a silver medalist in the 1999 Pan Pacific Games. Crippen attended Villanova University and in 1999 was named Villanova Swimmer of the Year. She was the 1999 NCAA Champion in the 400 IM, placed third in 200 breast stroke and fifth in the 500 free. She was named the Big East Swimmer of the Year in 1999 and is a Big East record holder for the 400 IM, 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Maddie was also a member of the 1999 U.S. National Team and the U.S. National Champion in the 200 breaststroke. Crippen broke the Villanova team records in the 200/400 IM, the 200 breast stroke, the 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle in 1999. She was a member of the 2000 United States Olympic Swim Team and placed 6th in the 400 IM in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She also swam on the 2000 World Cup Team that traveled to Germany and England. More accolades came as Crippen was named Villanova swimmer of the year in 2001 and was the Big East Champion in the 500 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 breaststroke, before placing fourth in the 400 IM at the 2001 NCAA tournament. She was the 2002 Big East Champion in the 500 freestyle, 400 IM and 1650 freestyle and was the Big East record holder for the 1650 freestyle and was named Villanova Swimmer of the Year for 2002 and was the Villanova record holder for the 1000 and 1650 freestyle. Crippen was a member of the 2002 Pan Pacific Games, earning second place at the U.S. Nationals in the 400 IM. She finished her senior year with the Wildcats as the 2003 Big East Champion in the 200 breaststroke. She was a member of the 2003 World Championship Team swimming the 400 IM and swam the 400 IM at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.