Carol Quarterman Kummerle, a Cascade High School graduate, won multiple NAIA national swimming championships at Pacific Lutheran University. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)

Carol Quarterman Kummerle, a Cascade High School graduate, won multiple NAIA national swimming championships at Pacific Lutheran University. (Photo provided by Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame)

County Hall of Fame Class of 2022: Carol Quarterman Kummerle

The Cascade graduate won multiple NAIA national swimming championships at Pacific Lutheran University.

Carol Quarterman Kummerle

Inducted as: Athlete

High school: Cascade class of 1985

Sport: Swimming

Quarterman Kummerle was a star swimmer for the Pacific Lutheran University women’s team, with which she won multiple NAIA national championships.

Quarterman Kummerle began swimming at the age of 5, and when she was at Cascade she became the first first-year from the Everett School District to ever qualify for the girls state swim meet.

At PLU Quarterman Kummerle was part of Lutes teams that won four straight Northwest Conference championships — she won 25 individual conference titles in the process — and finished second, third, fourth and fifth at the NAIA national championships. She was named an NAIA All-American all four years.

Quarterman Kummerle was also an individual force at nationals, swimming in 28 different events over the four years and placing in the top six in 27 of them. In 1986 she won an individual national title when she finished first in the 200-yard backstroke, and she was part of three PLU relay teams that won national championships.

Quarterman Kummerle was inducted into the PLU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

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