Keep Up With Hoos in the Olympics
Eleven – or maybe 13 – current and former U.Va. athletes are participating in the 2012 Olympics in London, which kick off Friday with the opening ceremonies. If you want to keep up with how – and what – they are doing, we have you covered.
A total of 10 current, former and incoming U.Va. student-athletes are slated to compete, including Paige Selenski (’13 – United States) and Michelle Vittese (’13 – United States) in field hockey; Inge Janssen (’10 – Netherlands) in rowing; Becky Sauerbrunn (’07 – United States) in women’s soccer; Katya Bachrouche (’11 – Lebanon), David Karasek (’12 – Switzerland), Yannick Kaeser (’16 – Switzerland), Matt McLean (’11 – United States) and Lauren Perdue (’13 – United States) in swimming; and Somdev Devvarman (’08 – India) in tennis. In addition, U.Va. alumnus Will Coleman (’06) will compete in equestrian events for the United States.
Want more? The independent UVa sports blog Streaking the Lawn has compiled the Twitter handles of the athletes who have them. Twitter users can easily subscribe to the list by following @TheUVaFool/university-olympians.
Sample tweet from Bachrouche (@katyabachrouche): “Strolling through the village with my teammate, stopped to take a pic under the rings!” yfrog.com/h7w9zadj
So are there 11 ‘Hoos or 13? Eleven says Virginia Sports; Streaking the Lawn counts 13, including alternates Lori Lindsey (’03) in soccer and Scot Robison (’11) in swimming.