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Catalog Number 2009.030.085
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jan Henne of Menlo-Atherton High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes image of Henne and a brief biography: "Jan Henne, a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School, is considered to be the greatest female swimmer in San Mateo County history. Her record as a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1968 speaks for itself: Two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. And she accomplished all of that after switching to the freestyle sprints from her specialty, the breaststroke, just three weeks before the Olympic Trials. She was named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Jan Henne Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 5, 2001
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Swimming
Olympics
Menlo-Atherton High School
Henne, Jan
Subjects Sports
Awards
Swimmers
Swimming
Olympic team
People Henne, Jan