Team USA Wins Student-Athlete Olympics
RICHMOND, Ky. – Team USA, comprised of student-athletes from the Eastern Kentucky University football and softball teams, took home gold at the 2014 EKU Student-Athlete Olympics Wednesday evening in Alumni Coliseum. The social event was organized by EKU's Bratzke Center and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) with catering handled by Zaxby's.
Ten countries were introduced to fans at the opening ceremony – Team Venezuela, Team Japan, Team Canada, Team Zimbabwe, Team Mexico, Team Ireland, Team USA, Team Jamaica, Team France and Team Germany.
Members of Team USA included Sarah Fobbs, Amber Murray, Shannon McQueen and Alex Sallberg from the softball team, as well as Joel Brown, Devin Borders, Floyd Coffey and Taylor Miller from the football squad. Each participating team had to include student-athletes from at least two varsity sports.
Team France came in second and Team Germany took home the bronze.
Events included tug-of-war, Colonel pong, partner walk, SAAC race and the sponge & bucket challenge.