Nancy (Allen) Foran was one of Carleton’s top swimmers of her generation and was at the forefront of women’s collegiate athletics as her career concluded before Title IX was even enacted. She helped organize the first traveling women’s swim team at Carleton and played a big role in the school’s performance at the Midwest Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (MAIAW) Swimming & Diving Championships in 1970 and 1971; these events included teams that would later become NCAA Division I and II as well as Division III programs. She helped Carleton finish second both years among the group of schools that would later join the NCAA Division III. She is recognized for establishing nine Carleton or pool records during her career: the 25-, 50-, and 100-yard backstroke; the 25-yard butterfly; the 100-yard freestyle; the 100- and 200-yard freestyle relays; and the 100- and 200-yard medley relays. She received the senior swim team award, organized and was a regular participant in the Women’s Recreation Association (WRA) interdorm swim meet, and was treasurer of the WRA. In her senior year, she was also a member of the women’s tennis team. Nancy was a religion major and was ordained as a pastor in the United Church of Christ in 1975, serving churches throughout Maine until her retirement in 2020. After college, she coached youth soccer and running and co-founded with her husband a competitive youth soccer league in Maine through the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). She has also participated in more than a dozen 60-mile Breast Cancer 3 Day Walks, raising over $50,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.