Zorn will appear at the New Olympic Museum
Most decorated athlete in Olympic or Paralympic history, former Nebraska swimmer Trischa Zorn-Hudson is due to appear and sign autographs at the new United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 28 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Mountain).
Blind from birth, Zorn-Hudson won a letter for four years in Nebraska from 1984 to 1987. She made seven consecutive Paralympic appearances (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) over three decades, collecting 55 medals , including 41 gold, nine silver and five bronze. At the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Zorn-Hudson won 10 gold medals and a pair of silvers. At the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, she won 10 gold medals in 10 events and set 10 world records. She was inducted into the International Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Zorn-Hudson is considered the first physically disabled athlete to earn a full NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. While in Nebraska, Zorn-Hudson was a member of three Husker Women’s Swimming and Diving teams that won Big Eight Conference titles (1985, 1986, 1987). In his second season in 1985, the Huskers finished ninth on the team at the 1985 NCAA Championships.
Zorn-Hudson, who came to Nebraska from Mission Viejo, Calif., Is now a lawyer working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indianapolis.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs officially opened on July 30. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games continue in Japan until September 5.