Suzanne Call Margerum '81
Title: Class of 1987

Suzanne Call, your amazing athletic talents and unrelenting personal drive have made you one of the greatest athletes ever to represent WPI. An All-American swimmer in 10 events, you led WPI to many victories during your three-year athletic career.

Known to your teammates as "perpetual motion," you always strove to compete to the best of your abilities. A three-letter winner, you continue to be one of the most prolific swimmers in WPI history.

No less than seven individual records - those for the 200-yard backstroke, the 160-yard individual medley, the 200-yard individual medley, the 400-yard individual medley, the 100-yard freestyle and the 1,650-yard freestyle - still have your name etched next to them.

You were also a member of some record setting relay teams. Two of the five marks you have helped set - the 400-yard relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay - still stand.

Your career totals are phenomenal, especially since you missed a season to complete your project work. You chalked up a women's record of 522.5 points and scored 208 points in three years of men's dual meet competition. When you graduated in 1981, only seven swimmers in WPI's history had earned more points.

For your achievements, you earned the Coaches' Award in 1978 and were named All-American for three straight years.  Events you acheived All-American status include 500 yard freestyle, 1650 yard freestyle, 200 yard backstroke and 400 yard individual medley.

Your perpetual motion continued outside the pool, as well. Two honor societies, Tau Beta Pi and Phi Lambda Upsilon, recognized you for your academic achievements. You were a recipient of the freshman Skull award, served on the Athletic Council, worked for the Student Alumni Society and were elected president of the WPI chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

And, your restless quest for achievement continues. While pursuing an advanced degree, you now compete in the grueling competition of the triathalon.

Suzanne Call, it is with tremendous pride and honor that tonight we induct you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.