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May 7, 1934 - Ann Govednik

Anne Govednik

The May 4, 1934 edition of the College Chronicle reported that Ann Govednik, a 1932 US Summer Olympic swimmer and Chisholm, Minnesota native, was set to visit campus, a year after an earlier visit to St. Cloud State. The article states that Ms. Govednik "will give exhibitions [at the Eastman Hall pool] for the benefit of the student body throught the early part of the morning, demonstrating the breast stroke, of which she is champion and the crawl."

The article continued that Ms. Govendik "...is also a pleasing personality and won the favor of all the people of the college with whom she came in personal contact" and "is very modest about the records she achieved and rarely talks about swimming."

Ms. Govednik, whose married name was Van Steinburg, later swam in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.

 

She graduated from St. Cloud State in 1940 with a BS degree.

 

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