London Calling: SMU Alumni Compete In Olympics

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.

> Read more about SMU’s Olympic connections here.

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