Doug Fullerton '97
A dominant performer in the breaststroke and individual medley for the Grove City College men’s swimming and diving team from 1993 to 1997, Doug Fullerton graduated as one of the most-honored athletes in College history.
Fullerton highlighted his career by becoming the 44th and final NCAA All-American coached by Jim Longnecker when he earned national honors by placing ninth in the 200 individual medley at the 1996 NCAA Championships in Atlanta.
Fullerton qualified for the NCAA Championships in eight individual events during his career, along with six relay events. He captured 26 total Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles and earned the conference’s Most Valuable Performer award in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
He graduated as the conference record holder in both individual medley events and the 200 breaststroke. Fullerton also held Grove City records in eight events upon graduation.
Longnecker off ered his highest praise of Fullerton by saying “Doug is probably the best all-around swimmer in the history of the school.” Fullerton earned the College’s Sportsman of the Year for 1995-96. As a senior, he earned the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
The College inducted Fullerton into its Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2002.
Fullerton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1997. He then earned a master’s in business administration at Duke University in 2000.