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Forty-Eight Ivy Leaguers Headed to the London 2012 Olympics

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Forty-eight current or former Ivy League athletes have punched their tickets to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The athletes hail from all eight Ivy League schools and will represent 11 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Dominica, Egypt, Great Britain, Haiti, Nigeria, Serbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Princeton leads the way with 15 participants, followed by Harvard (nine), Columbia (seven), Yale (six), Dartmouth (four), Cornell (three), Brown (two) and Penn (two). The League also boasts three alternates from Columbia, Princeton and Yale who may be pressed into competition should the situation arises.

Moreover, four Ivy League coaches will be performing the same duty in London, including Columbia fencing head coach Michael Aufrichtig, Cornell men's track and field head coach Nathan Taylor, Harvard men's swimming and diving head coach Tim Murphy and Princeton assistant field hockey coach Nate Franks . On top of that, Columbia field hockey assistant coach Caroline Nichols is a member of the US field hockey team, former Penn wrestler Brandon Slay is an assistant with the US wrestling squad, former Cornell rower Dan Fonhofer is a member of the US men's rowing coaching staff and the U.S. Judo squad will be coached by Jimmy Pedro (Brown '94). Former Columbia wrestler David Barry is the Team Leader for the US greco-roman wrestling squad.

Ivy athletes have enjoyed great success in the most recent Games with 42 athletes bringing home 14 medals (five gold, seven silver and two bronze) from the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing and 19 athletes securing 10 medals (six gold, three silver and one bronze) from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

Since the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Ivy League student-athletes and alums have combined to win 356 medals at the Summer Games, including 147 gold, 116 silver and 93 bronze. This count of 356 medals earned at the Summer Games would rank 13th in the all-time standings for individual countries (complete country rankings - summer).

Several more Ivy League atheletes could secure trips to London in the coming weeks, including in the sports of swimming and diving, rowing, track and field and gymnastics - which all have Olympic trials and qualifiers in the near future. IvyLeagueSports.com will provide continuing coverage as the 2012 London Games draw closer.

BROWN (2)
Craig Kinsley '11, USA (men's track and field, javelin)
Nikola Stojic '97, Serbia, (rowing, men’s coxless pair)

COLUMBIA (7)
Sherif Farrag '09, Egypt (fencing, men's foil)
Erison Hurtault '07, Dominica (men’s track and field, 400m)
Nick LaCava '09, USA (rowing, men’s lightweight four)
Nzingha Prescod '15 USA (fencing, women’s foil)
Nicole Ross '12, USA (fencing, women’s foil) 
Lisa Stublic '06, Croatia (women’s track and field, marathon)
James Williams '07, USA (fencing, men’s sabre)

CORNELL (3)
Muhammad Halim '08, Virgin Islands (men’s track & field, triple jump)
Ken Jurkowski '03, USA (rowing, men's single sculls)
Morgan Uceny '07, USA (women's track and field, 1,500m)

DARTMOUTH (4)
Anthony Fahden '08, USA (rowing, men’s lightweight four)
Sean Furey '04, USA (men's track & field, javelin)
Evelyn Stevens '05, USA (women's road cycling)
Erik Storck '07, USA (sailing)

HARVARD (9)
Brodie Buckland '06, Australia (rowing, men's pair)
Caryn Davies '05, USA (rowing, women's eight)
Temi Fagbenle '15, Great Britain (women's basketball)
Malcolm Howard '05, Canada (rowing, men's eight)
Samyr Laine '06, Haiti (men's track & field, triple jump)
Esther Lofgren '09, USA (rowing, women's eight)
Alex Meyer '10, USA (swimming, 10K)
Will Newell '11, USA (rowing, men’s lightweight four)
Henrik Rummel '09, USA (rowing, men’s four)

PENN (2) 
Koko Archibong '03, Nigeria (men's basketball)
Susan Francia '04, USA (rowing, women's eight)

PRINCETON (15)
Donn Cabral '12, USA (men's track & field, steeplechase) 
Sara Hendershot '10, USA (rowing, women’s pair)
Maya Lawrence '02, USA (fencing, women's epee)
Caroline Lind '06, USA (rowing, women's eight)
Sam Loch '06, Australia (rowing, men's eight)
Diana Matheson '08, Canada (women's soccer)
Andreanne Morin '06, Canada (rowing, women's eight)
Glenn Ochal ’08, USA (rowing, men’s four)
Robin Prendes '11, USA (rowing, men’s lightweight four)
Julia Reinprecht '14, USA (field hockey)
Katie Reinprecht '13, USA (field hockey)
Susannah Scanlan '14, USA (fencing, women's epee)
Gevvie Stone '07, USA (rowing, women’s single sculls)
Soren Thompson '05, USA (fencing, men's epee)
Lauren Wilkinson '11, Canada (rowing, women's eight)

YALE (6)
Ashley Brzozowicz '04, Canada (rowing, women’s eight)
Charlie Cole '07, USA (rowing, men’s four)
Tess Gerrand '10, Australia (rowing, women’s eight)
Sarah Lihan '10, USA (women’s sailing)
Stu McNay '05, USA (men’s sailing)
Taylor Ritzel '10, USA (rowing, women's eight)

ALTERNATES

COLUMBIA (1)
Jeff Spear '10, USA (fencing, men’s sabre replacement athlete)

PRINCETON (2)
Michelle Cesan ’14, USA (field hockey alternate)
Ashley Higginson '11, USA (track & field, steeplechase alternate)

YALE (1)
Jamie Redman '10, USA (rowing spare)

COACHES
BROWN
Alum Jimmy Pedro '94, USA (judo)

COLUMBIA
Fencing head coach Michael Aufrichtig, USA (modern pentathlon, fencing portion)
Former wrestler David Barry, USA (Team Leader, greco-roman wrestling)
Field hockey assistant coach Caroline Nichols, USA (field hockey player)

CORNELL
Men's track & field head coach Nathan Taylor, Virgin Islands (track & field head coach)
Alum Dan Fronhofer '04, USA (men's rowing coaching staff)

HARVARD
Men's swimming & diving head coach Tim Murphy, USA (open water swim coach)

PENN
Alum Brandon Slay '98, USA (wrestling coaching staff)

PRINCETON
Field hockey assistant coach Nate Franks '07, USA (field hockey coaching staff)

YALE
Rowing assistant coach Sarah Trowbridge, USA (rowing, double scull)

Know of an alum, student or coach who is missing from this list? Please send info@ivyleaguesports.com an email with the subject line: London; or tweet links and information at @Ivy_Athletics.