Anna Seaton’s path to fame started in competitive swimming but widened to include a bronze Olympic medal in rowing and as a member of the 1st all-woman America’s Cup racing team. With the MHS team, she swam in the state tournament individually, specializing in butterfly and on a medley relay team. She dreamed of winning Olympic swimming medals like Mark Spitz and while her success and contribution to women in sport was to come from areas
other than swimming, she left MHS with many important building blocks. After MHS, she entered Harvard and joined their swim team, but found her true love: varsity rowing. After graduation, she trained for the Olympics in Seoul, Korea, where her team finished sixth in 1988.
Switching to pairs rowing, she and her partner were named the female athletes of the year by the U.S. Rowing Association in 1990. Anna won 14 national championships and four silver medals at the World Championships on her way to a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. Graduate school in Journalism at Columbia University and marriage followed, and then came America3, her third competitive sport. She was a member of the first women’s team to sail for the America’s Cup in 1995. In 2006 Anna was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.