Christie (Duthie) Gionfriddo
Women's Swimming, 1990-94
Gionfriddo became FSU's first women's swimming All-America performer by placing sixth (2:09.29) in the 200-yard butterfly at the 1993 NCAA-II Championships. She then attained honorable mention All-America accolades in four events during her final season (1994) including the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard butterfly, 500-yard freestyle and the 1650-yard freestyle. A three-time team Most Valuable Swimmer Award recipient, Gionfriddo also earned team Most Improved Swimmer Award kudos in 1994 along with being inducted into the team's Swimming Hall of Fame. The North Farmington High School standout held nine school marks when the program was disbanded following her senior season. The 1993 GLIAC Champion in the 200-yard butterfly, Gionfriddo helped guide Ferris to an 8-2 overall dual mark and a 20th-place national finish as a senior under head coach Rick Kowalkoski. Gionfriddo, who was an All-GLIAC finalist in four events her final campaign, also ranks among the program's top eight all-time individuals in eight events. The two-time FSU Dean's Academic Award recipient helped Ferris garner NCAA Division II Women's Swimming Team All-Academic Award recognition in 1993. Gionfriddo, who graduated from Ferris with a bachelor's degree in business education, currently resides in Sarasota, Fla., with her husband, Gregg. The couple has a son, Hunter, and a daughter, Kaley.