Kimberly Stevens was recently inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame. All former Hawkeye athletes who have won at least one major letter are eligible and must have completed their eligibility at least 10 years prior to their selection. She is the first Iowa women's swimmer or diver to receive this honor.
After joining the Hawkeye swim team in 1983, Kimberly became a three-time All-American and four-time Big Ten champion. She was Big Ten champion in the 100-yard freestyle in 1985, and repeated as conference champion in the 200-freestyle in 1985 and 1986. She anchored the 800-freestyle relay to a Big Ten title in 1986. Her 200-meter Big Ten title and the 800-freestyle relay were Big Ten records. In 1985, Stevens was a member of two All-America relays—200 and 400-freestyle—and in 1986, she was a member of the All-America 800-free relay.
In 1992, she was named the Athlete of the Decade by the University of Iowa athletic department. Today, she competes regularly in master's level competitions. Since battling breast cancer in 2010 and undergoing a double mastectomy, Kimberly is now cancer-free, and is active in Swim Across America, an organization that hosts benefit swims to raise money for cancer research.
August 2016 Spotlight
Vicki McCluggage Omicron/USC
Vicki was selected to receive the 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Award by the NIC Foundation, an organization that serves fraternity and sorority foundations and their associated executives, professional staff and volunteers through educational programs, industry resources, communication and outreach, surveys and research. She will receive the award at the NICF awards dinner later this month.
As an engaged Fraternity volunteer for 40 years, Vicki was instrumental in the success of Theta Foundation's Give to Lead, Give to Learn campaign. With her efforts as campaign co-chairman, she helped Theta Foundation reach its $5 million goal six months ahead of schedule. Read more about Vicki's accomplishments.
Vicki currently serves Theta Foundation as its vice president. She has served Theta as a Foundation trustee and college district president, and has held almost every advisory board role for her chapter, Omicron/USC. She is a member and past president of the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter, as well as a member of the Nashville Alumnae Chapter.
January 2015 Spotlight
Marlo Thomas Omicron/USC
In November 2014, Marlo Thomas was one of 19 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House. The medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States, and it recognizes individuals who have made an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Marlo is an award-winning actress, producer, best-selling author and social activist. Whether championing equality for girls and women, giving voice to the less fortunate, breaking barriers by portraying one of television's first single working women on "That Girl," or teaching children to be "Free to Be You and Me," she seeks to help us all dream bigger and reach higher.
Marlo also serves as national outreach director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on pediatric cancer and children's catastrophic diseases.