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DeVry University Celebrates Its Student Athletes

DeVry University Celebrates Its Student Athletes for Their Olympic Achievements

By DeVry University

Congratulations to the 15 DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management 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
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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.”

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