Dorothy Maloney was a five-sport athlete, competing in field hockey, basketball, swimming, track and softball.  She spent most of her efforts on the basketball floor (three seasons) and in the pool (four seasons).  Her junior and senior years, she captained the Red and Blue swimmers, and in 1936, Maloney was hired as Penn’s women’s swimming coach.


Under her tutelage, Penn swimming teams won two United States Telegraphic Intercollegiate Swimming championships in 1939 and 1940.  Maloney spent five years at the helm and coached athletes including fellow University of Pennsylvania Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Jane Allison McCollister.


Maloney also served the University of Pennsylvania as a teaching fellow in physical education, and later received the Alumni Award of Merit.  In 1993, Maloney was the Grand Marshall of the Alumni Day Parade.