DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., February 26, 2014 - DeVry University congratulates its roster of 15 student athletes for their performances and achievements at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Three student athletes earned medals and set records in Sochi. Steven Holcomb won bronze medals in both the two-man and four-man bobsled, and became the first U.S. driver to win two medals in the same games in more than 62 years. Holcomb is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. Elana Meyers piloted the USA-1 bobsled team and earned a silver medal, along with the designation of now being the only U.S. bobsledder to earn an Olympic medal as a pilot and brakeman. Meyers is studying to obtain a MBA from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. With a bronze medal finish, Erin Hamlin, a sustainability management student, became the first-ever U.S. Olympic medalist in singles luge.
The other student athletes who competed include:
- Summer Britcher, non-matriculating, 15th in women’s singles luge
- Stacey Cook, business administration, 17th in women’s alpine downhill
- Nick Fairall, business administration, 35th in men’s large hill ski jump
- Jazmine Fenlator, MBA, 11th in women’s bobsled
- Anders Johnson, business administration, 9th in men’s large hill ski jump
- Aidan Kelly, justice administration, 24th in men’s singles luge
- Christopher Mazdzer, business administration, 13th in men’s singles luge
- Matthew Mortensen, communication, 14th in men’s doubles luge
- Christian Niccum, business administration, 11th in men’s doubles luge
- Johnny Quinn, MBA, 12th in men’s four-man bobsled
- Sara Studebaker, MBA, 7th in women's biathlon 4x6km relay
- Marco Sullivan, business administration, 30th in men’s alpine downhill
“On behalf of DeVry University, I commend all of our Team USA student athletes for their incredible performances at the Olympics,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University.
“They are a great source of inspiration for our students, alumni, faculty and colleagues for all that they’ve accomplished both in Sochi and in their academic pursuit. We took great pride in watching them compete and in celebrating all of their individual achievements. We look forward to providing all of our student athletes with continued support, and the highest level of academic instruction needed to pursue their career aspirations.”
DeVry University is an official education provider of the United States Olympic Committee. With more than 100 student athletes currently enrolled, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management provide higher education opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and training hopefuls.
For more information about DeVry University and its education partnership with the USOC, visit DeVry.edu. To learn more about its student athletes, visit http://newsroom.devry.edu/devry-usoc-partnership-media-kit.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
About the USOC
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. For more information, please contact USOC Communications at (719) 866-4529 or visit www.TeamUSA.org.