Monday, August 25, 2008

THANK YOU, Hoosier Olympians!

The 2008 Olympics are over, and many of us in Indiana would especially like to congratulate and thank the Olympians from our home state. Congrats on making it to the games, and thank you for representing not only our country but Indiana!

Lloy Ball of Woodburn – Volleyball
Amy Yoder Begley of Kendallville – Track
David Boudia of Noblesville – Diving
Kelci Bryant of Carmel – Diving
Amber Campbell of Indianapolis – Track
Tamika Catchings of Indianapolis – Basketball
Lauren Cheney of Indianapolis – Soccer
Leroy Dixon of South Bend – Track
Mary Beth Dunnichay of Elwood – Diving
Thomas Finchum of Indianapolis – Diving
Haley Ishimatsu of Indianapolis – Diving
Christina Loukas of Bloomington – Diving
David Neville of Merrillville – Track
Samantha Peszek of McCordsville – Gymnastics
Ariel Rittenhouse of Indianapolis – Diving
Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro - Gymnastics

Also congrats to those Olympians who may not call Indiana home, but have Hoosier ties due to attending Indiana schools:

Kayla Bashore, Indiana University – Field Hockey
Shannon Boxx, Notre Dame – Soccer
Kelley Hurley, Notre Dame – Fencing
Kate Markgraf, Notre Dame – Soccer
Gerek Meinhardt, Notre Dame – Fencing
Kara Patterson, Purdue – Track
Aarik Wilson, Indiana University – Track
Mariel Zagunis, Notre Dame – Fencing

WELL DONE, everyone, and thanks again!


aoc gold said...


In April,

Come he will,

In May,

Sing all day,

In June,

Change his tune,

In July,

Prepare to fly,

In August,

Go he must!
~by maple story accounts

SallyP said...

Gadzooks! That's a lot of olympians. We had some fencers, an archer, and Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi played at UCONN for Women's basketball. I'm assuming there were others.

Did you see where Carl Edwards did the old bump'n run on Kyle Busch? Kyle cried like a baby. heh heh.

Sea_of_Green said...

Yeah, we did have a lot of Olympians, didn't we? Hoosiers, for the most part, are actually really into sports. We have a lot of Olympic-class sporting venues in Indianapolis, actually. And you can't turn around without seeing a basketball hoop in a company parking lot or in someone's driveway.