From Twitter (check out #DawgsInLondon), we learn that Husky Olympic discus thrower Aretha Thurmond, ’98, has been elected Team USA’s women’s team captain. The Team USA athletes choose their captains, whose jobs include selecting the flag bearer for the opening ceremonies. Says Thurmond:
“It is an honor to represent such a great and strong team, this is my third team with Angelo [Taylor, men’s team captain], so we know each other well since we were just out of college. I’m happy to be serving the team with him.”
Congratulations, Aretha, and best of luck at the games!