Tori Murden McClure

A graduate of Louisville Collegiate School, in 1999 Tori became the first woman and the first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She rowed her 23-foot long boat (The Pearl) for eighty-one days and traveled 2,962 miles. She wrote a memoir about her experiences on that trip entitled, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean. Tori also holds the honor of being the first woman and the first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole – skiing 750 miles from the ice shelf to the Pole. Tori holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard and a juris doctorate from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. In 2010, she became the 28th president of Spalding University in Louisville. For more information about Tori, click here.

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