Participant Andrew Rutherfurd School, Graduation Date Lafayette, 1994 Olympic Event/Sport Swimming (Hong Kong)
Lafayette swimmer Andrew Rutherfurd has a strong presence in the Patriot League record books years after his graduation. He finished 29th in 100 breaststroke and 37th in 200 breaststroke, and swam the breaststroke portion of Hong Kong's 20th-place 4x100 medley relay. During his time as a Leopard, Rutherfurd earned all-America honors with a fourth-place finish at the 1992 NCAA Championship (100 breast). He won the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 individual medley at the 1991 and 1992 Patriot League Championship, and was named Swimmer of the Meet in 1991 and shared the honor the following year. Rutherfurd was also named to the Patriot League All-Decade team.
Sydney 2000 Summer Games
Participant Jerry Quiller School, Years Coaching Army, 1995-2008 Olympic Event/Sport Track and Field (U.S. Assistant Coach)
Former Army Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach Jerry Quiller was an assistant coach for the U.S. Track and Field Team at the 2000 Olympic Games. He worked with the distance runners in Sydney and had four of his athletes advance to the finals in the 1500-meter, 5000-meter and 10,000-meter races. Coach Quiller guided the Black Knights to 37 Patriot League Championship in the sports of cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field and earned the title of Patriot League Coach of the Year 33 times.
Athens 2004 Summer Games
Participant Anita Allen School, Graduation Date Army, 2000 Olympic Event/Sport Modern Pentathlon (U.S.)
Former Army cross country and track star Capt. Anita Allen placed 18th in the modern pentathlon at the 2004 summer Olympics. Allen won the riding discipline and earned a total of 4,996 points. Allen earned All-Patriot League honors in cross country (1997), indoor track and field (1999 and 2000) and outdoor track and field (1998).
Participant Dan Browne School, Graduation Date Army, 1997 Olympic Event/Sport Track and Field (U.S.)
Browne finished 12th in the 10,000-meter run and placed 65th in the marathon on the final day of the 2004 Olympic Games. Browne was a five-time Patriot League champion while at Army. He won the mile at the indoor meet in 1994 and 1996. He also took first in the 5,000-meter run at the 1996 indoor championship meet. He captured back-to-back titles in the 5,000 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in 1996 and 1997. He earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the 1996 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Participant Jennifer Molina School, Graduation Date Colgate, 2003 Olympic Event/Sport Women's Soccer (Mexico)
Molina was a member of Mexico's 2004 Olympic women's soccer team. She was twice named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week (2000,
Torino 2006 Winter Games
Participant Lorenzo Smith School, Graduation Date Army, 2000 Olympic Event/Sport Bobsled (U.S.)
Smith was a two-time Patriot League champion in the sprinting events while a member of the Black Knights track and field team. His name still appears on three of Army's all-time top 10 lists, including the 60- and 100-meter dashes and the 4x100-meter relay. Smith helped set the Academy record in the 4x100m relay during the 2000 outdoor season. Smith was a member of the U.S. four-man bobsled squad that placed sixth overall at the Torino Winter Olympics.
Beijing 2008 Summer Games
ParticipantStewart Glenister School, Graduation Date Army (2011) Olympic Event/Sport Swimming (American Samoa)
Glenister competed at the 2008 Patriot League Championships during his freshman season in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Glenister won the fourth heat of the 50-meter freestyle competition with a time of 25.45, finishing .15 seconds ahead of his closest competitor. While he did not advance to the semifinal round, Glenister was one of just 16 swimmers to win a heat in the event.
Holden was a two-time First-Team All-Patriot League honoree (1997, 1998) and a member of the 1997 Patriot League All-Tournament Team. Holden accumulated 1,327 career points and 311 career assists while at Bucknell. Holden was the fourth-leading scorer in the Olympics, and paced the Russian squad with 17.6 point per game. He also led all Olympians in minutes played (38+ minutes per game), and led his squad with nearly five assists per contest. He outscored more than three dozen NBA players in the tournament. Russia finished in a tie for ninth place at the Beijing Games.
ParticipantSteve Jennings School, Years Coaching American, 1999-present Olympic Event/Sport Field Hockey (U.S. Assistant Coach)
Jennings is the head field hockey coach at American University. He is an assistant coach on the 2008 U.S. Olympic squad. The Americans finished in eighth place in the first Olympic appearance for the United States since the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
ParticipantAmy Tran School, Years Coaching Lafayette, 2007-present Olympic Event/Sport Field Hockey
Tran was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. squad, which recorded its highest finish since the 1996 Olympic Games. The North Carolina graduate joined the Lafayette coaching staff in 2007 with four years of collegiate experience and 12 years of international experience.
Participant Kevin Tyrrell School, Graduation Date Lafayette, 1992 Olympic Event/Sport Swimming (U.S. Virgin Island Head Coach)
Tyrrell served as the head coach for the U.S. Virgin Islands Olympic swim team. A four-year member of the Lafayette swim team (1989-92), he was team capstan during his senior campaign in Easton. He competed in the freestyle and butterfly as a member of the Leopards' program. Tyrrell also coached at the Pan American Games and World University Games.
ParticipantMickey Wender School, Years Coaching Army, 2006-present Olympic Event/Sport Swimming (American Samoa Head Coach)
Wender served as the head swimming coach for the American Samoa Olympic squad, which included Stewart Glenister, who is a member of the Black Knights' swim team. Wender was named the 2007 Patriot League Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.
London 2012 Summer Games
Participant Keitani Graham School, Graduation Date Holy Cross (2003) Olympic Event/Sport Greco-Roman Wrestling (Federated States of Micronesia)
A 2003 graduate of Holy Cross, Graham was a member of the Crusader track and field team. He will compete in Greco-Roman Wrestling representing the Federated States of Micronesia at the London 2012 Summer Games. He competed at 84 kg.
Participant Fernando Canales School, Years Coaching Colgate, 2010-2014 Olympic Event/Sport Swimming (U.S.A.)
Canales, the 2011 Patriot League Women's Swimming Coach of the Year, accompanied American swimmer Michael Phelps to the Summer Games in London. Canales is a past Olympian, having competed at the 1976, 1980 and 1984 Summer Games for Puerto Rico.
NOTE To be included on this list, a student-athlete must have competed in a Patriot League sport during the existence of the League. A coach can be listed if they were a current coach at a Patriot League institution.
OTHERS OF NOTE Current American cross country and track and field Head Coach Matt Centrowitz was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team and competed in the 1,500-meter run. He qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team in the men's 5000-meter run but was not permitted to compete due to the U.S.-led boycott of the Games.