Sue Collins Pressler

Sue Collins Pressler| Coach

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Inducted in 2007

Sue Collins Pressler coached men’s and women’s swimming from 1983-91, earning 4 North Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in the nation’s toughest swimming conference. The 1985 women’s team set 5 school records and placed fifth at the NCAC meet, earning her first Coach of the Year citation. In 1986, the team again placed fifth at the NCAC meet as she repeated as Coach of the Year. The 1987 Bishops improved to 4-5 overall and the 1988 team went 6-5, then placed fifth at the NCAC meet for her third Coach of the Year recognition. Ohio Wesleyan placed 17th at the NCAA Division III meet, then the program’s best finish ever, and had 7 All-Americans, at the time the most ever in Ohio Wesleyan history in a sport in a single season. The 1989 Bishops posted a 5-4 record and were fifth at the NCAC and 39th at the NCAA meets. In 1990, OWU placed sixth at the NCAC meet and qualified 6 swimmers for nationals, and in 1991 the Bishops went 5-3, were fifth at the NCAC and 20th at the NCAA meets. Her men’s teams placed seventh in the NCAC for 4 straight years but moved up the national ladder by placing 53rd in 1985, tying for 47th in 1986 and tying for 35th in 1987. In 1988, the Bishops went 5-7, moved up to sixth in the NCAC and in 1990 won her NCAC Coach of the Year honors with a fourth-place finish in the NCAC meet — Ohio Wesleyan’s best ever — and a subsequent 33rd-place tie at the NCAA meet. Her 1991 team moved up to 26th in the nation after a 4-4 season mark and a fifth-place NCAC finish. She also coached women’s tennis for 2 seasons.