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‘Canes on World Stage in Rio

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, UM alumni, student-athletes, and coaches go for the gold. Divers Sam Dorman, B.S.M.E. ’15, and Marcela Marić, swimmer Heather Arseth, B.S. ’16, soccer goalie Catalina Perez, and track and field standouts Murielle Ahoure, A.B. ’11, and Alysha Newman, B.S. ’16, are competing for their respective countries at the Rio 2016 […]

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Peak Performance Spring 2014

Peak Performance Igniting the Ice in Sochi When Lauryn Williams, B.B.A. ’05, rocketed to a silver medal in the two-woman bobsled with USA-1 teammate Elana Meyers on February 19 in Sochi, Russia, she became only the fifth person and second American in Olympics history to medal in both Summer and Winter Games. Yet the former […]

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Olympic Champion Inspires Scholarship Recipients

By Robert C. Jones Jr. Before Lauryn Williams, B.B.A. ’05, started training to become a bobsledder, her only knowledge of the sport came from the movie Cool Runnings, the 1993 comedy loosely based on the true story of the Jamaican national bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. But a chance meeting with […]

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