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Robert "Bob" Sawyer

Inducted 1974
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
Sport: Swimming (1955-59)
Coach: Dr. Ray Martinez

Between the years of 1955-1960, Robert Sawyer dominated swimming at East Carolina.

In 1957 and '59, Sawyer was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) backstroke champion and a member of East Carolina's NAIA championship teams.

A Co-Captain for the East Carolina team for three years, Sawyer won the North Carolina Collegiate backstroke championship in 1958.

The 1959 season saw the Pirate swimmer gain All-America status and accept the East Carolina College John B. Christenbury Trophy.