Joanna S. Zeiger
Joanna S. Zeiger
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Team: Swimming & Diving

Joanna S. Zeiger ’92
San Diego, CA
Sport: Swimming & Diving
Year Inducted: 2002

All-Ivy selection, Brown record holder and Olympian.  Those are just a few ways of describing the career of Joanna Zeiger ’92.

Zeiger came to Brown University after a standout career at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, California.  During her freshman campaign at Brown, Zeiger won the 400 yard Individual Medley at the 1989 Eastern Woman’s Swimming and Diving Championships (EWSL), earning first team All-Ivy honors.

As a sophomore at Brown, Joanna placed second in the 1650-yard freestyle at the EWSL, capturing second team All-Ivy honors. In Zeiger’s junior year she placed second in the 500 yard freestyle, second in the 1650 yard freestyle and second in the 400 yard individual freestyle at the Eastern Championship.

In her junior season, Zeiger was selected to the first team All-Ivy in both the 500-yard free and the1650 yard freestyle, capturing the Eastern title in both events. She was also a selection to the All-Ivy second team in the 400-yard Individual Medley. Joanna was injured her senior year and did not compete.

While at Brown, Zeiger set records in the 500-freestyle, 1000-freestyle and the 1650-freestyle. She was selected to the All-East first team in 1989, and second team All-East in 1990 and 1991.

Since graduating from Brown, Zeiger’s athletic career has taken a different direction, utilizing her swimming prowess to launch a career as a triathlete.  Zeiger finished third in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the triathlon and went on to finish in fourth place in the 2000 Olympic Triathlon in Sydney, Australia. Zeiger was the first American to cross the finish line in Sydney. 

Zeiger is currently ranked 22nd in the ITU, and she captured the Guatemala International and St. Croix Half-Ironman Triathlons earlier this year.