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2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Barbara Piromalli '01

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Barbara Piromalli '01

Springfield, Mass. - April 6, 2018 - Springfield College is proud to announce that Barbara Piromalli '01 is one of the six individuals who will be inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14th.

One of the finest student-athletes to ever run at Springfield College, Piromalli was a nine-time NCAA Division III All-America honoree, earning the honor three times in cross country, twice in indoor track, and four times in outdoor track.  The 2000 USTCA Women's New England Region Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Piromalli won the NCAA Division III National Championship in the outdoor 10,000 meters in 2000.  She also finished fourth in the 5,000 meters twice at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1999 and 2000. 

In addition to her excelling in racing, Piromalli was a standout in the classroom as she was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America recipient and was awarded with a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.  For her efforts, she was named the Springfield College Female Athlete of the Year in each of her four years on Alden Street. 

After graduating from Springfield in 2001, Swallow earned her MD in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.  Having spent time as a physician at the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center in New Mexico, Piromalli currently practices as a Family Medicine Physician in Anchorage, Alaska.