Kim Abramson Hansen '77
Induction Year: 1998
Sport(s): Swimming
Graduation Year: 1977

Kim Abramson Hansen, originally from Norwalk, C.T., and now owner of a company that publishes children's books, lives in Arlington, V.A. She was a letterwinner on the first women's varsity swimming team in 1974 that posted a 5-5 record under McGinness. She set college and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) records in 1975 in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:34.16. She also set school records in the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard IM.

At the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships, Hansen combined with Amy Lucas '76, Donna Patton '76 and Martha Whitman (Aynardi) '76 to record their best time of the season in the 400 freestyle relay (4:06.32), place fourth and qualify for the Eastern Championships. She also finished fourth in the 200 freestyle, fifth in the 100 freestyle and posted a third place finish in the 500 freestyle. Dropping 17 seconds off her previous best time of the season to touch the wall at 5:58.8.

The Diplomats finished fifth in the team standings, one point behind Gettysburg. In 1977, serving as the team captain, she combined with F&M Sports Hall of Famer Catherine "Kitty" Callaghan '79, Janet Miller '77 and Amy Lucas '77 to place fifth in the 400 medley relay (4:50.2) at the MAC championships.