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Buchanan, Lawrence Win Bronze in Rio

West Virginia University women’s soccer seniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence won Bronze with the Canadian women’s soccer team today, with a 2-1 win over host Brazil in the third-place game at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, at Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil...

Leuchanka Tallies 15 in Belarus Victory

West Virginia University women’s basketball alums Natalie Burton and Yelena Leuchanka picked up wins with Australia and Belarus, respectively, on Tuesday in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Group A play at the Youth Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...


Buchanan, Lawrence Play for Bronze Friday

West Virginia University women’s soccer seniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence will play for Bronze at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, as Canada fell to Germany, 2-0, this afternoon, in a semifinal match at Mineirão Stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil...

Burton and Australia Fall in Quarterfinals

Dreams of capturing a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games came to a halt on Tuesday for West Virginia University women’s basketball alum Natalie Burton and Australia, as the No. 2-ranked Opals fell, 73-71, to No. 14 Serbia at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

Sarah-Anne Brault

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Sport Triathlon

Country Canada

Birthday 12/1/89

Games Attended 2016

Notes

Competed at the 2007 Cross Country Canadian Junior Nationals

Qualified to serve as an alternative for Team Canada at the 2012 London Olympics

Represented Canada at three world junior championships from 2006-08, and was the junior Pan American champion in 2008

2012 Pan American champion

2012 Silver medalist at the ITU World Cup in Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Bronze medalist in the ITU World Cup in Ishigaki, Japan

Second Team All-America honors in the 10,000 meter, named All-Big 12 and All-Big East, a CoSIDA Academic All-American and was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team at WVU

Olympic Schedule

20 August

Women's Triathlon

10:00 a.m.
Rio de Janeiro | Fort Copacabana


Kadeisha Buchanan

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Sport Women's Soccer

Country Canada

Birthday 11/5/95

Games Attended 2016

Notes

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player

2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year

One of 10 finalist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or Award as the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

2015 FIFPro Women’s World XI Team

2015 CONCACAF Best XI

2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist

Three-time NSCAA All-American and two-time first team honoree

2015 Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot Winner

Three-time reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

Olympic Schedule

19 August

Canada vs. Brazil

W, 2-1
90 MIN, 1 SH

16 August

Canada vs. Germany

L, 0-1
90 MIN, 1 SH

12 August

Canada vs. France

W, 1-0
90 MIN

9 August

Canada vs. Germany

W, 2-1
Suspended

6 August

Canada vs. Zimbabwe

W, 3-1
90 MIN, 2 SH, 1 SOG

3 August

Canada vs. Australia

W, 2-0
90 MIN


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Natalie Burton

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Sport Women's Basketball

Country Australia

Birthday 3/23/89

Games Attended 2016

Notes

Has represented Australia the last three years in international competition

Averaged 4.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Women’s Championship

Spent the last season with the Perth Lynx and the last four in the WNBL

Averaged 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 119 games at WVU from 2009-12

Olympic Schedule

16 August

Australia vs. Belarus

L, 71-73
14 MIN, 2 PTS, 2 REB

13 August

Australia vs. Belarus

W, 74-66
16 MIN, 3 REB, 1 AST

11 August

Australia vs. Japan

W, 92-86
18 MIN, 2 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST

9 August

Australia vs. France

W, 89-71
14 MIN, 2 REB, 1 AST

7 August

Australia vs. Turkey

W, 61-56
25 MIN, 2 PTS, 1 STL

6 August

Australia vs. Brazil

W, 84-66
11 MIN, 1 AST, 1 STL


Nicco Campriani

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Sport Shooting

Country Italy

Birthday 11/6/87

Games Attended 2008, 2012, 2016

Notes

Gold Medalist, 2012 London Summer Olympics, men’s 50m rifle 3 positions

Silver Medalist, 2012 London Summer Olympics, men’s 10m air rifle

Also shot for Italy at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

2011 NCAA Air Rifle Champion

Four-time All-America

Two-time GARC Smallbore Champion

Two-time GARC Air Rifle Champion

2011 GARC Shooter of the Year and GARC Outstanding Senior of the Year

Gold Medalist, 2013 World Cup Finals, men’s 50m 3 positions

Gold Medalist, 2009 European Championship, men’s 10m air rifle

Gold Medalist, 2010 World Shooting Championships, men’s 10m air rifle

Olympic Schedule

14 August

Men's 50m Rifle Three Positions

Gold Medal - 1st Place
458.8 - Olympic Record

12 August

Men's 50m Rifle Prone

7th Place
102.8

8 August

Men's 10m Air Rifle

Gold Medal - 1st Place
206.1 - Olympic Record


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Ziva Dvorsak

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Sport Shooting

Country Slovenia

Birthday 7/9/91

Games Attended 2012, 2016

Notes

Shot at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and finished 11th in the women’s 10m air rifle

2015 GARC Shooter of the Year and GARC Outstanding Senior of the Year

Four-time All-America

Bronze Medalist, 2013 European Championships, women’s 10m air rifle

Olympic Schedule

11 August

Women's 50m Rifle Three Positions

30th Place
572-17x

6 August

Women's 10m Air Rifle

17th Place
414.7


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Ashley Lawrence

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Sport Women's Soccer

Country Canada

Birthday 6/11/95

Games Attended 2016

Notes

Member of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster and scored team’s goal in 1-1 draw against Netherlands

2015 CONCACAF Best XI

2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist

2015 NSCAA All-America First Team

Three-time All-Big 12 First Team

Olympic Schedule

19 August

Canada vs. Brazil

W, 2-1
90 MIN, 1 SH, 1 SOG

16 August

Canada vs. Germany

L, 0-1
90 MIN, 2 SH, 1 SOG

12 August

Canada vs. France

6:00 p.m.
Sao Paulo | Arena Corinthians

9 August

Canada vs. Germany

W, 2-1
45 MIN, 1 SH

6 August

Canada vs. Zimbabwe

W, 3-1
90 MIN

3 August

Canada vs. Australia

W, 2-0
90 MIN, 1 SH, 1 SOG


Yelena Leuchanka

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Sport Women's Basketball

Country Belarus

Birthday 4/30/83

Games Attended 2008, 2016

Notes

Averaged 13.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in Belarus’ first Olympic appearance in the 2008 Summer Games

Has spent the last 10 seasons playing professionally, including with the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting, Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream

Most recently, played with Yakin Dogu in Turkey

Averaged 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 41 games played over two seasons at WVU

Olympic Schedule

13 August

Belarus vs. Australia

L, 66-74
34 MIN, 15 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL

11 August

Belarus vs. Turkey

L, 71-74
24 MIN, 8 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST

9 August

Belarus vs. Brazil

W, 65-63
31 MIN, 15 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL

7 August

Belarus vs. France

L, 72-73
34 MIN, 13 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL

6 August

Belarus vs. Japan

L, 73-77
30 MIN, 15 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK


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Jessica O'Connell

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Sport Athletics

Country Canada

Birthday 2/10/89

Games Attended 2016

Notes

Placed third at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials in the 5,000-meter run (16:00.90)

Represented Team Canada at the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships

Finished 10th in the 5,000 meters at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

Earned All-America honors three times at WVU and earned her first ever Big East title in the 3,000 meters to qualify her to 2011 NCAA Championships

Olympic Schedule

16 August

Women's 5000m

13th Place - Heat 1
15:51.18


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Ginny Thrasher

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Sport Shooting

Country United States

Birthday 2/28/97

Games Attended 2016

Notes

2016 NCAA Air Rifle Champion, NCAA Smallbore Champion and NCAA Championships Top Performer Honoree

2016 GARC Smallbore Champion and GARC Rookie of the Year

2016 NRA Air Rifle All-America First Team and NRA Smallbore All-America Second Team

2016 CRCA All-America First Team

2016 USA Shooting women’s 10m air rifle national champion

Olympic Schedule

11 August

Women's 50m Rifle Three Positions

11th Place
581-26x

6 August

Women's 10m Air Rifle

Gold Medal - 1st Place
208.0 - Olympic Record


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Petra Zublasing

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Sport Shooting

Country Italy

Birthday 6/30/89

Games Attended 2012, 2016

Notes

Shot for Italy at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and finished 12th in the women’s 10m air rifle and 50m 3 positions

2013 NCAA Air Rifle Champion, NCAA Smallbore Champion and NCAA Championships Shooter of the Match

2013 GARC Shooter of the Year, GARC Outstanding Senior of the Year and GARC Smallbore Champion

2012 GARC Shooter of the Year and GARC Air Rifle Champion

Five-time All-America

Gold Medalist, 2014 World Shooting Championships, women’s 10m air rifle

Gold Medalist, 2013 World Cup Final, women’s 50m 3 positions

Silver Medalist, 2014 World Cup Final, women’s 50m 3 positions

Olympic Schedule

11 August

Women's 50m Rifle Three Positions

4th Place
437.7

6 August

Women's 10m Air Rifle

33rd Place
411.6


All-Time Olympians

Mike Anti Shooting
1992, 2000, 2004, 2008
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Sarah-Anne Brault Triathlon
2016
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Kadeisha Buchanan Women's Soccer
2016
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  • B 1
Natalie Burton Women's Basketball
2016
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Nicco Campriani Shooting
2008, 2012, 2016
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  • S 1
  • B 0
Nate Carr Wrestling
1988
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  • B 1
Aileen Convery Swimming
1988
  • G 0
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Jeremy Cummings Baseball
2008
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Robert Dennis Athletics
1996
  • G 0
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Ziva Dvorsak Shooting
2012, 2016
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Ed Etzel Shooting
1984
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  • B 0
Jean Foster Shooting
1996, 2000
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Whitey Gwynne Trainer
1960, 1972
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Jon Hammond Shooting
2008, 2012
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  • S 0
  • B 0
Christian Heller Shooting
1984
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Kay Iweagwam Athletics
1996
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  • S 0
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Pat Itanyi Athletics
1996, 2000, 2008
  • G 0
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James Jett Athletics
1992
  • G 1
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Dave Johnson Shooting
1992, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
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Ashley Lawrence Women's Soccer
2016
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  • B 1
Yelena Leuchanka Women's Basketball
2008, 2016
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John Mair Athletics
1988
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Bruce Meredith Shooting
1988, 1992, 1996, 2000
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Megan Metcalfe Athletics
2008
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Jessica O'Connell Athletics
2016
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Ann-Marie Pfiffner Shooting
1992
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John Rost Shooting
1984
  • G 0
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Ginny Thrasher Shooting
2016
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Stefan Thynell Shooting
1976, 1980
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Eric Uptagrafft Shooting
1996, 2012
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Jerry West Men's Basketball
1960
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Web Wright Shooting
1988
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Jack Writer Shooting
1968, 1972
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Petra Zublasing Shooting
2012, 2016
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