INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 24, 2017) – State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) honored local Olympic gold medalist, Lilly King, with a House resolution today at the Statehouse.
King was recognized for competing in the 100 meter breaststroke, setting a new Olympic record, and the 4 x 100 meter relay in the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she won gold medals in each competition.
“Lilly is not only an exceptional athlete, but a great example of Hoosier commitment and dedication,” McNamara said. “Indiana had a remarkable representation during the Olympics, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Lilly will accomplish next.”
King, a lifelong resident of Evansville, currently attends Indiana University where she competes for the Hoosiers’ swimming and diving team. She acquired a number of awards and accolades during her freshman year at IU, including competing in the NCAA finals and being crowned the NCAA champion in the 100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter breaststroke.
McNamara said King is an important role model for future generations of Hoosiers, and has helped pave the way for future Indiana athletes.
State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.
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