Nancy Dansby was a star for the Trojans on both the hardwood and the hardcourt. She was one of the first dual-sport athletes in the nation and at Troy.
Nancy is the wife of former Troy baseball star Cooter Swanson. The couple has three children including Dansby Swanson who is a current Braves shortstop.
Nancy concluded her freshman season as the Trojans’ top singles player and top doubles team, respectively, with a combined record of 17-3 overall.
Nancy played basketball for the Trojans as well, scoring 12.3 points per game on average, second only to Denise Monroe, a member of the Troy Sports Hall of Fame.
Nancy was able to make history as a dual-sport athlete by making the women’s tennis program one of the best ever at her time at Troy University.
The basketball program, which was likewise seeking to build itself for the future, also benefited from her contributions.
Nancy’s legacy is therefore evident because of what she was able to accomplish. Swanson finished with the aforementioned 17-3 record as a true freshman, moving on to the AIAW Small College National Championship.
The former Marietta, Georgian also contributed to the Trojans’ season-ending No. 5 national ranking.
Troy achieved its highest point in 1977 thanks to Nancy when the Trojans won both the state doubles championship and the AAIAW championship.
She led the Trojans in made free throws (58) and percentage (.722) during the 1977–78 basketball season, and she also helped the team to a 21–9 record and an appearance in the AIAW Regional.