Blugold Hall of Fame
Amy Meisner was a four-year NAIA All-American as part of the Blugold swimming dynasty from 1987 through 1990.
During her career, the Blugolds won four consecutive WWIAC championships as well as the NAIA national championships in 1987 and 1988. The Blugolds were NAIA runnerup in 1989 and third in 1990.
Meisner, who came to UWEC from Roseville, MN and Kellogg High School, was a backstroke specialist but also did some sprint freestyle. She won the conference 100-yard backstroke twice and the 200-yard backstroke once with four additional runnerup finishes. She was a member of four consecutive conference gold medal winning 200 medley relay teams and four consecutive first-place 400 medley relay squads both of which established conference records. She contributed 234.5 team points at the conference meet during her career and also scored 129.5 points in national competition. She placed among the top eight at nationals in the backstroke four times and was a member of seven 200 and 400 medley relay teams that finished among the top five. The 1989 400 medley relay team was a national runnerup.
While swimming with a large group of talented teammates including current Hall of Famers Stephanie Strzalka, Janice Buron-Osmek, Kersti Nelson, Sara Laun-Cannon and Chris Seyser Kostbade, Meisner was voted team Most Inspirational as a senior.
Meisner graduated from UWEC in 1991 with a degree in nursing, a challenging degree to earn as a swimmer.
She began her medical career as a staff RN at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee. She served as staff RN and Operating Room Educator at St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee from 1993-96.
She helped open a new surgery center in Madison in 1996 (Physicians Plus Surgery Center).
She was promoted to Charge Nurse and became the orthopedic coordinator. While working full time as an RN in Madison, she also owned and operated the Wild Rose Guest House bed and breakfast in Stoughton.
She began her current employment at the Prescott Outpatient Surgical Center in Prescott, Arizona in 2002. She started as Staff RN and was promoted to Clinical Director of the entire surgery center within eight months.
She also owns and operates a quilting business called Dragonfly Designs which she started in Stoughton and now runs from a studio at home.
Meisner began competing in triathlons four months after a large tumor was removed from her spinal cord in 2000. She has continued to compete in triathlons ever since and has now completed about 20 sprint triathlons. She placed first overall once, first in her age group multiple times and usually finishes in the top 10.