Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time World Champion, a record for female swimmers. Ledecky won her first gold medal at the age of 15 at the 2012 London Olympics and went on to become the most decorated female athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She has broken World Records 14 times and American Records 36 times, has been named female World Swimmer of the Year an unprecedented five times, USOC Female Athlete of the Year a record three times, and is already the youngest inductee ever into both the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. A Psychology major and Academic All-American of the Year at Stanford, Ledecky won 8 NCAA titles and broke 15 NCAA records in helping to lead the Stanford women's swim team to consecutive NCAA team titles in her two seasons of collegiate competition. She has collaborated on overseas outreach initiatives with the U.S. State Department’s Sports Diplomacy Division.