Jody (Swauger-Simms) Armstrong '98
Jody Swauger-Simms earned 10 total varsity letters at Grove City College while competing in soccer, basketball and track and field from 1994 to 1998.
Swauger-Simms helped lead the women's soccer program to its first three Presidents' Athletic Conference titles in 1995, 1996 and 1997. She earned First Team All-PAC honors in each of those three seasons and earned the league's Most Valuable Player award as a senior. Swauger-Simms led Grove City with 11 goals in 1997.
Swauger-Simms also earned four letters as a guard for the Grove City women's basketball team. She led the conference with 24 three-point goals as a sophomore as Grove City posted an eight-game improvement from the previous season.
In her junior season, the Wolverines went 17-9 overall and captured the program's first ECAC Southern Championship Tournament title. The next year, Swauger-Simms earned All-PAC Honorable Mention after helping Grove City reach the ECAC Tournament semifinals.
The Kent, Ohio, product also competed as a sprinter for the College's women's
track and field team in 1995 and 1996 and helped the 400-meter relay set a
school record with a time of 52.36 seconds. She qualified for the ECAC
Championships in her freshman and
The College honored her as its Sportswoman of the Year for 1997-98. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Christian ministries in 1998 and currently works as an ophthalmic technician.