Apr 142008
Authors: Sean Victor Star

Amy Van Dyken, the first female American athlete to win four gold medals at one Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, has been selected to the US Olympic Hall of Fame, the US Olympic Committee announced Tuesday.

Van Dyken set seven school records as a Ram and became the first CSU swimming national champion in 1994.

Van Dyken is joined by figure skater Brian Boitano, boxer Ocsar de La Hoya, basketball star David Robinson, marathoner Joan Benoit, equestrian J. Michael Plumb, volleyball great Karch Kiraly, shooter Lones W. Wiggert Jr. and Paralympic swimmer John Morgan.

The class of 2008 will officially be elected at a ceremony June 19 in Chicago.

Induction into the Hall was based on votes by US Olympians and Paralympians, members of the Olympic family and the public.

After her record-setting performance in Atlanta, Van Dyken won two more gold medals in Sydney in 2000.

Van Dyken, a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Denver, still holds program records in the 50- and 100-freestyle and 100-butterfly.

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