Fritz Bedford '85
A 19-time All America swimmer, Fritz Bedford excelled in a variety of strokes and is among the all-time greats in Saints’ men’s swimming.
The Outstanding Male Senior Athlete Award winner in 1985, Fritz qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual in each of his four years and was All America in five individual events and three relays during his career. He was New York State champion in 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke and part of the state champion 400 medley relay team.
He was All America in the 100 fly, 100 free and 50 free and part of All America teams in the 400 medley and 400 and 800 free relay teams as a freshman; All America in the 50 free, 100 fly and 100 free and the 400 medley relay and 800 free relay as a sophomore; in the 50 free and 200 back and the 400 medley relay as a junior and in the 50 free and 100 and 200 back plus the 400 medley relay and 800 free relay as a senior.
Now a mechanical engineer, he earned his master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire and a PhD at the University of Wisconsin.