Allen G. "Scott" Barry '82 came to Franklin and Marshall College from Basking Ridge, N.J., and quickly established himself as a strong freestyle swimmer. During his collegiate career, he would swim for head coaches George McGinness and Barbara O'Hora Flick. He was a dominant swimmer and set many school, pool, and conference records. Highlighting his career, Barry was the team captain in 1982 and the team's Most Valuable Swimmer in 1979, 1981, and 1982. He was the team's high point scorer for four consecutive years, swimming a variety of freestyle events from 50 to 1,000 yards. During his first year, Barry was undefeated in the regular season in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle races and set F&M records in each.
He won the MAC championship in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events in times fast enough to qualify for the NCAA Division III championships. The 200 yard time of 1:46.17 was a new conference record. After an exceptional regular season his sophomore year, Barry again dominated the MAC championships, earning first place in the 200 and 500 yard freestyles, and a third in the 100-yard freestyle. Qualifying for the NCAA Division III nationals in the 200 and 500 yard freestyles, Barry earned All-American recognition in both events with a sixth place finish in the 200-yard race, in F&M record time of 1:44.21, and an eighth place finish in the 500-yard race, also in school record time of 4:44.87.
Barry's attack on the record book continued his junior season. He set an MAC championship record in winning the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.17. He also finished second in the 500 yard event and third in the 100-yard race. For the second year in a row, he earned All-American honors in two races at the NCAA Division III championships. He placed 10th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.85) and 12th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.40), both bettering his own school records. Barry closed out his career with an outstanding senior season. Dominant as always during the regular season, he won the MAC championships in both the 200 and 500 yard freestyles, the later in MAC record time of 4:44.56.
At the NCAA Division III championships, Barry had his best showing with a fifth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, in F&M record time of 1:43.81, and a tenth place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, both results earning All-American honors for the third consecutive year. Barry was named the 1982 Outstanding Senior Male Athlete. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology and a minor in government. He currently lives in Paoli, where he works as an underwriter and assistant vice president for the Legion Insurance Company.