July 23, 2012
SMU alumni will be among the athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London July 27-August 12. Watch these Mustangs go for the gold:
- Laura Reback Bennett ’97 has qualified for the USA Triathlon team. This is Bennett’s second Olympics; she placed fourth in the 2008 Beijing Games. Bennett was a four-year NCAA All-American at SMU.
- Former SMU tennis All-American Johan Brunstrom will represent Sweden in doubles competition. In 2001 and 2002, Brunstrom was an All-American in doubles at SMU and in singles in 2003.
- This is the third Olympic Games for Anja Carman ’08 of Slovenia, who will compete in the 200-meter backstroke.
- Swedish swimmer Lars Frolander will compete in his sixth Olympics in the 100-meter butterfly.
- Sara Nordenstam ’06 will represent Norway in the 200-meter breaststroke. She won the bronze medal in the same event in Beijing.
- Denisa Smolenova ’12 will race for Slovakia in the 100-meter butterfly. Therese Svendsen ’12 of Sweden will swim in the 200-meter backstroke and as a member of the 4X100 medley relay team.