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Sally Tuttle (Karrasch)
Sally Tuttle is arguably the greatest female swimmer to ever swim for the Lady Pirates. Her competitive spirit, tremendous work ethic, and natural athletic ability enabled her to attain goals far beyond the scope of the average college swimmer.
Highlighting her two years of competition at Ventura College, Sally won two Individual National Swim titles and she represented Ventura College at the World University Games where hsw won three gold medals. Sally was a member of the first women's community college swim team to ever compete at the National Championships. The invitation to participate at the National Championships required Ventura College to revise their rules governing out of state competition at that time.
Upon her graduation from VC, Sally transferred to Arizona State University and continued her outstanding swimming career. She won two collegiate Individual National Titles (1974-75) and was a member of four National Championship Relay Teams. In 1975, Sally was also a member of the American record setting 200 yard freestyle relay team.
Sally graduated from ASU in 1976 and moved to San Diego where she currently lives with her husband Bill Karrasch. That same year, Sally ws inducted into the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame and was awarded the Arizona Republic Outstanding Athlete Award. It is also noteworhty that Sally Tuttle was the first female California State Beach lifeguard.
Sally and Bill have two children, Erin and Tyson, and Sally owns and operates her own interior design business.