Kristi Overton Johnson​

Inducted: 2012
  • Native of Greenville, NC
  • Professional waterskier for more than two decades
  • Became the most decorated athlete in her sport’s history
  • World-record holder in women’s slalom for 18 years
  • At one time, owned five world records and 19 US records 
  • Amassed 80 pro victories
  • Won the U.S. Masters eight times and the U.S. Open four times before retiring in 2004
  • Initially excelled in the trick and jump events, but a hip deformity turned her focus solely on the slalom