Stacey Rodman ’89 Inducted 2006
Swimming & Diving
A freestyle and butterfly specialist, Stacey Rodman '89 was the first member of the Gustavus women's swimming program to score points at the NCAA championships when she posted a 14th-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle in 1989. Prior to her performance at the national meet, Rodman had won both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly at the MIAC championships to help the Gusties to a third-place finish—the best finish in the program's history up to that time. A four-year letter winner, Rodman completed her career as the school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle (25.13), the 100-yard freestyle (56.64), the 100-yard butterfly (59.79), and the 200-yard butterfly (2:23.55). She also was a part of relay teams that set records in the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Rodman's time of 59.79 in the 100-yard butterfly was the school record for 13 years and still ranks as the fourth-fastest time in the program's history. In addition to her success in the pool, Rodman was also a standout in the classroom, receiving the prestigious Evelyn Young Award, which is given to the senior female athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average.
A magna cum laude graduate with a major in mathematics, Rodman went on to earn her master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Oregon in 1995. She accepted a position as a professor of mathematics at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., in 1996 and is now in her 12th year at Augustana, where she holds the rank of associate professor. She lives in Sherrard, Ill., with her husband, Jon Clauss, and their three children, Seagin (10), Arden (5), and Rokia (1).