Victoria (Tori) Murden McClure ’85
In 1999, Tori Murden, a woman of “firsts,” became the first woman and first American to row the Atlantic Ocean alone. She was the first woman and first American to ski to the geographic South Pole, and the first woman to climb Mount Lewis Nunatuk in the Antarctic. She has been profiled in numerous publications including “Life,” “Newsweek,” and “People” magazines, and recently published her first book, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean. Currently serving as a Smith College Trustee, Murden earned her MDiv for Harvard University in 1989 and her JD from the University of Louisville in 1994.
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