DeVry University Celebrates the Success of its Team USA Athletes at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Student and alumni athletes win eight medals at the Olympic Games, and one named flag bearer at closing ceremony

Naperville, Ill – Aug. 26, 2021 - With the medals awarded, the iconic moments still echoing in the minds of sports fans around the world and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 officially closed, DeVry University, an official education provider of Team USA, is excited to continue celebrating the achievements of its student and alumni athletes.

Team DeVry has a roster of 44 athletes competing in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 who are current students or alumni of DeVry University or its Keller Graduate School of Management; 28 competed at the Olympic Games and eight claimed medals for their performances.

Team DeVry athletes who medaled include:

Gold Medalists Sport Degree Program Hometown
Vincent Hancock Shooting BS Technical Management ('21)  Eatonton, Georgia
Alys Williams Water Polo MBA Huntington Beach, Calif.

 

Silver Medalists

 

Sport

 

Degree Program

 

Hometown

Adeline Gray Wrestling BS Technical Management ('16)/MBA ('19) Denver, Colorado
Javianne Oliver 4x100m Relay       Technical Management Monroe, Georgia
Brittney Reese Long Jump BS Business Administration ('19)    Gulfport, Mississippi
Ally Carda Softball Business Administration ('19) Elk Grove, California

 

Bronze Medalists     

 

Sport

 

Degree Program

 

Hometown

Molly Seidel Marathon MBA Boston, Massachusetts
Krysta Palmer Diving MBA Gardnerville, Nevada

                       

Team DeVry won more than just medals. They also won over the respect of their teammates. Kara Winger (Javelin Throw, MBA ‘16) was selected by her fellow Team USA teammates as flag bearer during the Closing Ceremony.

“I speak for everyone at DeVry when I say it has been a joy and a privilege to watch our athletes compete and triumph at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” said Tom Monahan, president and CEO at DeVry University. “To see our student and alum athletes rise to new heights in their athletic careers while preparing for life after the Games captures the spirit of all we do at DeVry University. We celebrate when they accomplish their goals!” 

DeVry University congratulates every member of Team DeVry who have already represented Team USA with such passion and poise, and eagerly anticipates cheering on the 16 alumni and current students competing in the Paralympic Games.

DeVry University is an official education provider of Team USA. Since 2011, more than 650 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls have enrolled at DeVry University to pursue a certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program. To date, 215 are now graduates and are ready to begin their professional careers when they transition from their athletic pursuits.

DeVry University

DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry, the university offers online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate programs in academic disciplines that prepare students to thrive in the digital economy. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org/). To learn more, visit devry.edu.

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Donna Shaults

Senior Director, University Relations
Email: dshaults@devry.edu
Phone: 630.353.9013

Anne Unger

Communications Specialist
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Phone: 630.353.7009