Twenty-four athletes and coaches with connections to the UA will pursue their Olympic dreams in London. Sports represented will include basketball, track and field, soccer, cycling and swimming and diving. The games begin July 27.
As of July 9, 21 athletes with Arizona ties were set to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games, with competition beginning July 27 and continuing through Aug. 16. The sports represented include basketball, soccer, cycling, track and field and swimming and diving.
Matt Grevers, Clark Burckle and Alyssa Anderson will compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, which begin July 27. Of the 56 swimmers that competed for the UA and Tucson Ford Aquatics at the Olympic Trials, there were 18 appearances in final rounds and 28 in semifinals.
The UA swimming team and Tucson Ford Aquatics travel to the Olympic trials this week in Omaha, Neb. The teams, known as Ford and Zona at the trials, have qualified 56 athletes – more than any other team in the country – for the event. The trials run through July 2 and will be televised.
The UA men's and women's track and field program will have current student-athletes, alumni and volunteer assistant coaches competing at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. The trials run June 21 through July 1 and will be televised.
Arizona divers Ben Grado and Samantha Pickens are traveling to Federal Way, Wash. this week to compete in the 2012 Olympic Diving Trials. The trials will receive 14 hours of broadcast coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network from June 19-24.
UA junior Georganne Moline has overcome injuries and obstacles and now has a chance to represent her country and school in the Olympic Games and become and All-American. The hurdler will participate in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Trials.