Wake Forest Olympians going for the gold — and black!
If you’re planning to watch tonight’s Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, you can expect America’s delegation to sport red, white and blue. But inside those uniforms — and the uniforms of several other nations — will be athletes who bleed black and gold. Eight current or former Wake Foresters are Olympians!
“Having the opportunity to compete in my second Olympics is an unbelievable feeling," said Lauren Crandall (’07), who was on the 2008 U.S. Field Hockey team that finished eighth in Beijing. Crandall, 2012 team captain and one of three Demon Deacon field hockey players on the squad, said, “I feel as though we have unfinished business at the Olympic games."
So settle into the recliner and cheer on Wake Forest Olympians! They’re “constant and true” in red, white and blue — or any other colors! Read about them here, and Go Deacs!
Cherin C. Poovey (P ’08)
Managing Editor, Wake Forest Magazine