• Athletics Olympians with Collegiate Ties Number 350

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 NEW ORLEANS – Among the 2,236 confirmed entries for the athletics (track & field) portion of the 2012 Olympic Games there are 350 current, former, or committed student-athletes that have or will attend U.S. universities. The athletics timetable starts on Friday, August 3 and runs through the conclusion of the XXX Olympiad, Sunday, August 11.
Southern California, Florida State, and Auburn are credited as having the most Olympians among the track & field entry list with 12 apiece. Arkansas follows closely with 11 and has a list-leading five that were collegians in 2012 (Marek NIIT/EST [Men’s 100/200], Raymond Higgs/BAH [Men’s LJ], Regina George/NGR [Women’s 400], Ivanique Kemp/BAH [Women’s 100 Hurdles], and Tina Sutej/SLO [Women’s PV]).
 
The SEC leads all of the nation’s conferences as having claim to 77 track & field Olympians – 22 of which were on member institutions’ rosters this season. Their count includes athletes from new members Texas A&M and Missouri. The Pac-12 follows with 57, and the Big 12 is third among leagues with 39.
 
Of the 350 with collegiate ties, 123 are representing the United States. Eighteen of the Americans on the list were collegians in 2012.
 
Of the 38 individual event champions from the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships, 18 are London Olympians. The Olympians list includes five of the six finalists for The Bowerman – an award given to the most outstanding collegiate athlete of the year.
 
Olympians that were 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Champions
Men’s 100 Meters Andrew RILEY^# SR Illinois JAM Kingston, Jamaica
Men’s 200 Meters Maurice MITCHELL SR Florida State USA Kansas City, Mo.
Men’s 400 Meters Tony MCQUAY^ JR Florida USA Riviera Beach, Fla.
Men’s 5000 Meters Cam LEVINS^ SR Southern Utah CAN Black Oak, B.C.
Men’s 10,000 Meters Cam LEVINS^ SR Southern Utah CAN Black Oak, B.C.
Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Andrew RILEY^ SR Illinois JAM Kingston, Jamaica
Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles Amaechi MORTON SR Stanford NGR Atlanta, Ga.
Men’s Steeplechase Donn CABRAL SR Princeton USA Glastonbury, Conn.
Men’s High Jump Erik KYNARD JR Kansas State USA Toledo, Ohio
Men’s Long Jump Marquise GOODWIN JR Texas USA Garland, Texas
Men’s Decathlon Kurt FELIX SR Boise State GRN St. Davids, Grenada
Women’s Steeplechase Shalaya KIPP JR Colorado USA Salt Lake City, Utah
Women’s High Jump Brigetta BARRETT^ JR Arizona USA Duncanville, Texas
Women’s Pole Vault Katerina STEFANIDI SR Stanford GRE Athens, Greece
Women’s Triple Jump Ganna DEMYDOVA SR Southern Miss UKR Nikolayev, Ukraine
Women’s Shot Put Tia BROOKS JR Oklahoma USA Grand Rapids, Mich.
Women’s Javelin Brittany BORMAN SR Oklahoma USA Festus, Mo.
Women’s Heptathlon Brianne THEISEN^ SR Oregon CAN Humboldt, Saskatchewan
^ 2012 finalist for The Bowerman
# not entered in the event at the Olympics
Current Coaches that are 2012 Olympians
Non-volunteer or graduate assistants
Khadevis Robinson (USA), men’s 800 meters, UNLV assistant coach, alma mater: TCU
Kim Conley (USA), women’s 5000 meters, UC Davis assistant coach, alma mater: UC Davis
Seun Adigun (NGR), women’s 100 meter hurdles, Houston assistant coach, alma mater: Houston
Stephanie Reilly (IRE), women’s steeplechase, Bryant head coach, alma mater: Providence
Viktoriya Rybalko (UKR), women’s long jump, Maine assistant coach, alma mater: Maine
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