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2012 London Olympics: North Carolina and Virginia Lead the ACC on Team USA

2012 Olympic Games - Hoos in London
2012 Olympic Games - Hoos in London

The ACC will be represented by 33 students and alumni on Team USA in London competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. North Carolina leads the pack with seven (three in field hockey, two in track & field and two in soccer), while Virginia will be sending six on Team USA.

Virginia Tech is one of just two ACC schools without anyone on Team USA (Boston College is the other).

As a conference, it's clear where our forte is. With only 27 women on the U.S. Field Hockey National Team, the ACC makes up ten of those spots. UNC and Wake Forest will each have three, while UVA and Maryland are contributing two each.

Below is the full list of the conference's athletes on Team USA:

Athlete Hometown College Event
George Kitchens Jr. Hephzibah, GA Clemson Track & Field Long Jump
Abby Johnston Columbus, OH Duke Diving
Nick McCrory Durham, NC Duke Diving
Shannon Rowbury San Francisco, CA Duke Track & Field 1500m
Lacy Janson Norfolk, VA Florida State Track & Field Pole Vault
Maurice Mitchell Raytown, MO Florida State Track & Field 200m
Angelo Taylor Albany, GA Georgia Tech Track & Field 400m Hurdles
Chaunte Lowe Riverside, CA Georgia Tech Track & Field High Jump
Katie O'Donnell Blue Bell, PA Maryland Field Hockey
Keli Smith Puzo Lewisburg, PA Maryland Field Hockey
Brittany Viola St. Paul, MN Miami Diving
Lauryn Williams Rochester, PA Miami Track & Field Relay Pool
Zach Railey Clearwater, FL Miami Sailing
Cullen Jones New York, NY NC State Swimming 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Relay
Jesse Williams Modesto, CA NC State Track & Field High Jump
Alice Schmidt Elkhorn, NE North Carolina Track & Field 800m
Amy Swensen Harrisburg, PA North Carolina Field Hockey
Heather O'Reilly New Brunswick, NJ North Carolina Soccer
Katelyn Falgowski Wilmington, DE North Carolina Field Hockey
Rachel Dawson Berlin, NJ North Carolina Field Hockey
Shalane Flanagan Boulder, CO North Carolina Track & Field Marathon
Tobin Heath Morristown, NJ North Carolina Soccer
Becky Sauerbrunn St. Louis, MO Virginia Soccer
Lauren Perdue Charlottesville, VA Virginia Swimming 800 Free Relay
Matt McLean Sterling, VA Virginia Swimming 800 Free Relay
Michelle Vittese Cherry Hill, NJ Virginia Field Hockey
Paige Selenski Shavertown, PA Virginia Field Hockey
Will Coleman Gordonsville, VA Virginia Equestrian
Claire Laubach Centreville, VA Wake Forest Field Hockey
Lauren Crandall Doylestown, PA Wake Forest Field Hockey
Chris Paul Clippers Wake Forest Basketball
Hunter Kemper Charlotte, NC Wake Forest Triathlon
Michelle Kasold San Jose, CA Wake Forest Field Hockey