Pac-12 Networks showcases the best in the world

As usual, the Pac-12 Conference will be well-represented at the Olympics. Dozens of the conference’s student-athletes have qualified for the London Games in recent weeks. There are many well-known Pac-12 alumni on their way across the pond, such as Washington’s Hope Solo, Cal’s Natalie Coughlin, UCLA’s Russell Westbrook, Stanford’s Kerri Walsh and USC’s Allyson Felix.

But there are also several current Pac-12 competitors competing in London, meaning viewers will get a chance to see some of the best athletes in the world on the Pac-12 Networks during the upcoming athletic school year. They include:

  • Three Arizona track athletes — Brigetta Barrettis (high jump), Georgeanne Moline (400m hurdles) and Julie Labonte (Canada — shot put)
  • Arizona soccer player Ana-Maria Montoya (Colombia)
  • Arizona swimmer Clark Burckle (200m breast)
  • Arizona State diver Riley McCormick (Canada)
  • Cal junior Caitlin Leverenz, who has qualified in two swimming events (400m IM, 200 m IM)
  • Cal rower Kara Kohler
  • Cal swimmer Rachel Bootsma (100m back)
  • Colorado’s Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp (3,000m steeple chase)
  • Stanford synchronized diver Kristian Ipsen
  • Stanford gymnast Kristina Vaculik (Canada)
  • Stanford track athletes Katerina Stefanidi (Greece) and Amaechi Morton (Nigeria)
  • UCLA soccer players Rosie White (New Zealand) and Chelsea Stewart (Canada)
  • USC’s John Mance (4×400 track relay)
  • Utah women’s basketball player Michelle Plouffe (Canada)

The Olympics begin July 27.

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