Congratulations Longhorn Olympians
I hope Longhorns everywhere enjoyed the 2012 London Olympics as much as I did—especially the exceptional performances of UT students and alumni. Longhorns earned 13 medals in London, more than the totals for the majority of participating nations.
Our athletes also provided some of the most exciting narratives, such as Sanya Richards-Ross, who now has five medals in three Olympic Games, the thrilling finish of runner Leo Manzano in the 1,500 meters, and Bianca Knight’s contribution to a new world record in the 4×100 relay.
Congratulations to all our Olympians! In the days ahead we’ll light the Tower orange in your honor.
|Athlete, Country||Sport, Event|
|Ricky Berens, USA||Swimming, 4x200m freestyle relay|
|Kevin Durant, USA||Men’s Basketball|
|Brendan Hansen, USA||Swimming, 4x100m medley relay|
|Bianca Knight, USA||Track & Field, 4x100m relay|
|Sanya Richards-Ross, USA||Track & Field, 400m|
|Sanya Richards-Ross, USA||Track & Field, 4x400m relay|
|Ricky Berens, USA||Swimming, 4x100m freestyle relay|
|Jimmy Feigen, USA||Swimming, 4x100m freestyle relay|
|Trey Hardee, USA||Decathlon|
|Destinee Hooker, USA||Indoor Volleyball|
|Leo Manzano, USA||Track & Field, 1500m|
|Troy Dumais, USA||Diving, 3m synchronized springboard|
|Brendan Hansen, USA||Swimming, 100m breaststroke|