Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It is common knowledge that the Aggie network spreads well beyond Texas. However, did you know that Texas A&M sent more athletes to the London 2012 Olympics than any other university in Texas? Twenty-three athletes and two coaches, as well as Fernando Palomo '96, covering the Games on the ESPN staff; his brother, Eduardo "Guayo" Palomo '82, president of the El Salvador Olympic Committee; Shawn Price, current assistant sports information director for Aggie men's and women's track and field working with NBC; Cecil Bleiker '96, a press officer with the United States Olympic Committee, Steve Bultman and Rick Walter, swimming coaches for the United States Swimming team; Pat Henry, Aggie head track and field coach; and Robert Fausett ’97, Taekwondo coach for Brazil, represented their respective countries as well as Texas A&M University. Of these athletes were gold medalist Breeja Larson, gold medalist Jeneba Tarmoh, gold medalist Demetrius Pinder, and bronze medalist Deon Lendore.
Gig ‘em Aggies!
Check out more on our Aggie Olympians here: http://bit.ly/MJ4JhN.