As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games kick off, the School of Education will be well represented. Of the six former Syracuse University student-athletes that will compete for gold this summer, three are SOE alumni.
“Having our alumni compete in the Olympic Games brings great pride for all of us in Orange Nation,” says Syracuse University Director of Athletics John Wildhack ’80. “Making an Olympic team is a testament to the commitment they displayed at Syracuse and their dedication to competing on a worldwide stage at the Olympic Games. We wish each of them all the best in their pursuit of Olympic excellence.”
Orange Olympians include:
- Katie Zaferes ’12, B.S. in physical education, Triathlon for USA.
Results: Katie won bronze in the women’s triathlon and helped Team USA to silver in the mixed relay.
- Kayla Alexander ’13, B.S. in social studies education/history, Basketball for Canada.
Results: Team Canada went 1-2 in group play and did not advance to the quarterfinals.
- Jenna Caira ’12, B.S. in physical education, Softball for Canada.
Results: Jenna helped Team Canada to a softball bronze