Olympian Suzanne Stettinius Receives Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award from McDaniel College

Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, Md., received a bachelor's degree from McDaniel College in 2011 and competed in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics

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WESTMINSTER, MD (11/07/2012)(readMedia)-- Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, Md., who competed in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics, receives the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2011 from McDaniel.

Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.

Suzanne Stettinius competed on the Green Terror swim team as a student at McDaniel after transferring to the college in her sophomore year. After missing almost her entire junior season with a broken neck, she finished her senior year with two top swims, one in the 1,000 meters freestyle and the other in the 1,650 meters freestyle.

She was one of three Americans to compete in modern pentathlon, a five-sport event that includes swimming, running, shooting, fencing and riding, at the 2012 London Olympics. She qualified based on her performance in 2010 in Pentathlon events, from World Cup events to world championships held in Brazil, Hungary, Russia, Italy and China. Her first modern pentathlon competition was held in the Canadian Nationals in 2005 where she came in first in the juniors division, and fourth overall.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.