Prince Nufer Dixon​

Inducted: 1998
  • Native of Goldsboro, NC
  • Backstroke specialist in 1930s and 1940s; also skilled in freestyle and breaststroke
  • Began setting girls’ junior records in 1936
  • Established world record in 50-meter backstroke in 1941
  • Automobile accident in 1941 hurt career
  • World War II canceled the Olympics in 1940 and 1944, the peak of her career.
  • Broke many gender barriers; attended Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro) and University of North Carolina