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Irene Patterson Rupp

Irene Patterson "Patty" Rupp

'87, '91

At Rochester:

  • One of the finest swimmers in Rochester history
  • Won 13 New York State Championships
  • All-America honors in 11 individual events and four relay events
  • Dean's List every semester
  • Rochester Press-Radio Club Local College Athlete of the Year as a senior
  • Two-time CoSIDA College Division At-Large Academic All-American and one-time CSCAA Academic All-American
  • Held 15 Rochester records, six pool marks, and five New York State records
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Won the Merle Spurrier Award as a senior as well as the Ayman Amin-Salem Award
  • NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Winner
  • NYSWCAA Scholar-Athlete
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Molecular Genetics in 1987 with High Distinction in Research


  • Graduated from the University's Medical School with an M.D. in 1991
  • Completed residency and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH
  • Practicing Physician in Infectious Diseases Control