21 Longhorn students and alumni to compete in London Games
With the Olympic trials now complete, the number of Longhorn students and alumni competing at the 2012 Games in London has climbed to 21 competing across seven sports, with one Longhorn coach, Eddie Reese, among the Olympic staff as assistant men’s swimming coach. Of the Longhorns going to London:
- Seven are in women’s track and field
- Five are competing in men’s swimming
- Five are in men’s track and field
- Two are in women’s swimming
- One is in men’s diving
- One in men’s basketball
- And one is in women’s volleyball
UT being an international university, it’s not surprising that seven athletes are competing on teams other than the United States’, with two representing Mexico, and one each competing for Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands.
I’ll be watching our students and alumni with great interest and pride. And you can keep up on the latest on all of them at:
Hook ’em Horns!