Tuesday, February 11, 2014

One in Ten Winter Olympians Comes From One College in Utah

Forbes magazine points out that college students across the U.S. gathered around their TVs Friday night to watch the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics, which got tepid reviews from most. The scene was a little different at Westminster College. The school organized a big Olympic viewing party with prizes of clothing and accessories from the U.S. ski team. Westminster students could also pick out 23 of their classmates in the U.S. procession entering Fisht Olympic Stadium. The Westminster contingent represents 10% of the 230 athletes on the U.S. Olympic team and more than any other school.

But one Olympian, one with a bronze medal around her neck, doesn't come from Utah. She comes from Remsen, New York !

Congratulations to Erin Hamlin !