Betty Mullen Brey (1948)

2017 Graduate of Distinction

Betty Mullen Brey

Class of 1948

Betty Mullen Brey was the first world record holder in the 100-yard butterfly stroke in 1955, and the 100-meter butterfly stroke in 1956.

In the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, she was a member of the silver medal 400-meter freestyle relay team. She also won medals in the Pan American Games in Mexico and Argentina.

Mrs. Brey was a physical therapist and First Lieutenant in the Women’s Specialist Medical Crops at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC, where she worked with rehabilitation for Army veteran amputees.

She was also a professor and swim team coach at George Washington University.

Mrs. Brey has won numerous other awards. A statue honoring her accomplishments was dedicated in Weissport Park in September 2017.