Michelle Knox Zaloom, GW Athletic Hall of Fame
Michelle Knox Zaloom, a product of South River High School in Edgewater, Md., earned seven letters in two sports at GW from 1982 through 1986, including four in volleyball and three in crew. As a middle blocker for the Colonials volleyball team and its coach Pat Sullivan, she established many records, including five of which still stand. She was GW’s MVP in volleyball in 1985 and twice, in ’84 and ’85, earned All-Atlantic 10 honors.
Her rowing career at the University was equally successful. She moved from novice to varsity and competed in Nationals in her first year of rowing. In her senior year, she finished fourth at Nationals in a GW four. After graduation, she rowed on the ’91 and ’93 National teams, earning gold and bronze medals, respectively, and in 1992 she competed in the Summer Olympic Games at Barcelona, placing fifth in women’s quadruple sculls. Knox Zaloom also competed in the ’96 Olympics in Atlanta.
Michelle is married to Charlie Zaloom, also a GW crew alumnus. They live in Washington, D.C.