Aggie Greeks

Aggie Olympians - London 2012

A total of 23 athletes and one coach from Texas A&M will be representing their 14 respective countries at the 2012 London Olympics.

Steve Bultman
United States
Sport: Swimming
Event: Coaching Staff
  • Second Appointment as US Swim Team Coach (1988)
Cammile Adams '14
United States
Sport: Swimming
Event: 200 butterfly
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Triin Aljand ‘10
Estonia
Sport: Swimming
Event: 50 Free
  • Third Olympics (2004, 2008)
Alia Atkinson ‘10
Jamaica
Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 breast
  • Third Olympics (2004, 2008)
  • 2010 200 Breast NCAA Champion
Kanika Beckles ‘13
Grenada
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 400 m
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Janeil Bellille ‘15
Trinidad & Tobago
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 400 m hurdles
  • Future Texas A&M Student-Athlete (transfer)
  • First Olympics
Wayne Davis II ‘14
Trinidad & Tobago
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 110 m hurdles
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
  • 110 m World Junior Record Holder
Erica Dittmer ‘14
Mexico
Sport: Swimming
Event: 200 IM
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Amini Fonua ‘12
Tonga
Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 breast
  • First Olympics
  • First Tongan to Swim in Olympics
Tabarie Henry ‘11
U.S. Virgin Islands
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 400 m
  • Second Olympics (2008)
Liliana Ibanez ‘14
Mexico
Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 free, 200 free
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Antanas Kavaliauskas ‘07
Lithuania
Sport: Men’s Basketball
  • First Olympics
Breeja Larson '14
United States
Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 Breast
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Miranda Leek ‘16
United States
Sport: Archery
  • First Olympics
  • Joining Texas A&M Archery Club Team in Fall 2012
Deon Lendore ‘15
Trinidad & Tobago
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 400 m, 4x400 relay
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Rita Medrano ‘12
Mexico
Sport: Swimming
Event: 200 butterfly
  • First Olympics
Jennifer Nichols
United States
Sport: Archery
  • Third Olympics (2004, 2008)
  • Member of Texas A&M Archery Club Team

Jaele Patrick ‘12
Australia
Sport: Diving
Event: 3 m springboard
  • First Olympics
  • 2012 3m Diving NCAA Champion

Kim Pavlin ‘14
Croatia
Sport: Swimming
Event: 200 IM, 200 Back
  • Current Texas A&M Student-Athlete
  • First Olympics
Demetrius Pinder ‘11
Bahamas
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 400 m, 4x400 relay
  • First Olympics
Gerald Phiri ‘11
Zambia
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 100 m, 200 m
  • First Olympics
Eric Sehn ‘08
Canada
Sport: Diving
Event: 10 m Platform
  • First Olympics
Jeneba Tarmoh ‘12
United States
Sport: Track & Field
Event: 4x100 relay pool
  • First Olympics
Julia Wilkinson ‘10
Canada
Sport: Swimming
Event: 100 Back, 4x100 FR, 4x100 MR, 100 Free
  • Second Olympics (2008)
  • All-Time Winningest Big 12 Swimmer

Not only does Texas A&M have a record number of 23 participants in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but various support personnel with Aggie ties will also be prevalent.

Serving as an assistant swimming coach for the United States Swimming team will be Aggie women’s swimming head coach Steve Bultman. Aggie head track and field coach Pat Henry will also be in London as many of his current and former student-athletes, as well as one recruit, will compete in the Games.

Another Aggie coaching is Robert Fausett ‘97, who is the 2012 Taekwondo coach for Brazil after working with the USA team in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Fernando Palomo ‘96 is an Aggie who currently works with ESPN and will be covering the Games. His brother, also an Aggie, Eduardo “Guayo” Palomo ‘82, is the President of the El Savador Olympic Committee and serves on the executive committee of the PASO (Pan Am Sports Federation) as well as FISA (World Rowing Federation).

Shawn Price, current assistant sports information director for Aggie men’s and women’s track and field, is working with NBC. Former student assistant in the Texas A&M sports information office, Cecil Bleiker ‘96, has worked for the United States Olympic Committee for several years and will serve as a press officer at the London Games.

http://aggieathletics.com

Panhellenic Olympians - London 2012

Watch for your Panhellenic sisters and cheer them on throughout the games. Below is a list of the Panhellenic women competing as provided by our member groups.

  • Kristin Armstrong Savola, U.S. Cycling
  • Laura Bennett, U.S. Triathlon
  • Rachel Buehler, U.S. Soccer
  • Muffy Davis, U.S. Paralympic Cycling
  • Annika Dries, U.S. Water Polo
  • Nikola Girke, Canada RSX Windsurfing
  • Abby Johnston, U.S. Diving
  • Jennifer Kessy, U.S. Beach Volleyball
  • Mariya Koroleva, U.S. Synchronized Swimming
  • Eleanor (Elle) Logan, U.S. Rowing
  • Tatyana McFadden, U.S. Paralympic Track & Field
  • Teresa (Teri) McKeever, U.S. Swimming - coach
  • Kelley O’Hara, U.S. Soccer
  • Paige Railey, U.S. Laser Radial Sailing
  • Ali Riley, New Zealand Soccer
  • Taylor Ritzel, U.S. Rowing
  • Melissa (Mel) Seidemann, U.S. Water Polo
  • Suzanne Stettinius, U.S. Modern Pentathlon
  • Evelyn Stevens, U.S. Cycling

If you know of a sister who is competing or coaching and not listed here, please email julia@npcwomen.org.

total-greek-move:

Submitted by: Anon

total-greek-move:

Submitted by: Anon

“If I could offer you one piece of advice, it would be this - Don’t create a lame email address when you go to enroll at college. When you get to campus, you’re going to be presented with a choice. This is one of the biggest choices of your entire undergraduate career. You’re going to have to select your email address. With this choice, I tell you this - think about it. Four (or five, or six, or seven) years down the road, you’re going to have to proudly type this address into the header of your resume. You’re going to have to put this thing on every job application you fill out to get some extra cash during college. And when you do group projects, you’re going to have to say this out loud. And spell it. Oh goodness, you’re going to have to spell it. I know putting zeroes instead of o’s seems so cool right now, but trust me, when you have to explain how witty you thought you were at 18 when you created this trash, it’s going to get old quick. So, instead, here’s what I propose - Just use your name. Your name? I know, right? But it’s the best thing you can do for yourself. Use your first name. Use your last name. If you want, you can even add your middle initial. But for pete’s sake - don’t do anything that deviates from that. I know you like z’s instead of s’s, but let me tell you, those days are going to end. I know you like your high school sports number(s), but it’s time to retire those. And for goodness sake, don’t ever, ever, EVER put anything related to pop culture. I know you think you love will last forever, but trust me, it won’t At 22, your interests are going to change. So again, I say this, don’t create a lame email address. Trust me. You’ll thank me later.”
forever in blue jeans: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Class of 2012 

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Congratulations Aggie Greek Grads!

Congratulations to all the Aggie Greeks graduating today! Don’t forget to update your information with the Association of Former Students and join the Greek Former Student Network.

http://www.aggienetwork.com/Greeks/

As An Alum

greekguide:

Submitted by kephendricks:

I ran across this website playing around on Pinterest.  I can inequivocably say going Greek was one of the best experiences of my life.  I highly recommend it.  I learned so much about myself, dealing with other people, and life as a whole.  Most importantly, I made deep friendships with women I will cherish the rest of my life, both in my organizations and others.  I do have a suggestion for the icons.  One of the great things about going back to my alma mater is seeing and getting to know the amazing young women in that have been initiated since my graduation.  Give it a year or two, then go back for something other than Homecoming.  It’s awesome.  Greek Life doesn’t end at Graduation.

Advice For New Members …

chioconnect:


  • Get involved. What you put in is what you’ll get out.
  • Try to get to know your pledge class, you’re going to be together for the next four years.
  • Take everything in. You’re going to be learning so much.
  • Learn the symphony. Love the symphony. Live the symphony.
  • Get crazy excited over Big Little Week!
  • Enjoy every second of being an owl baby!
  • Don’t be scared for initiation!
  • Get excited to become a sister!

What advice would you give to any of the new members coming to this page?

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