Erin Popovich is a three-time Paralympian and 19-time Paralympic medalist, including 14 gold medals. A native from of Little Rock, Arkansas, Popovich attended Colorado State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and competed competitively against able-body athletes on the Rams swim team. Her swimming career took off at her first Paralympic Games, where she won three gold medals and three silver medals, while setting four world records at the Paralympic Games Sydney 2000. She had another breakout performance four years later at the Athens Games, winning seven gold medals in seven races, including three world-records and four Paralympic Games records. A two-time winner of the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability, she was also named the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year in 2005. Upon retirement, she transitioned to the administrative side of Paralympic sport. At the time of her Hall of Fame induction, she serves as the associate director of Paralympic swimming for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.