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WCC Represented By 32 At Rio Olympics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -Thirty-two West Coast Conference affiliated coaches and student-athletes will be competing for gold in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, representing 11 different countries and eight different sports. Six of those 32 individuals will serve as coaches in Rio.

During the two-week event, the West Coast Conference will track stories and post results on WCCsports.com and on its social media portals Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #WCCinRio. You may also click on the names below for individual Twitter profiles of WCC student-athletes and coaches.

Below is a list of all of the current and former WCC student-athletes that participated in the Olympic games. Read their stories and follow their journey as they represented their countries on the ultimate stage.

Athletes are listed alphabetically


#WCCinRio Roster
SARAH ATTAR @TheSarahAttar August 14 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2010-14
SPORT: Women's Marathon
COUNTRY: Saudi Arabia
NEWS LINKS:
- Sarah Attar Headed To Olympics Again
- Olympian Sarah Attar To Compete For Saudi Arabia
- Pepperdine Alumna To Again Run For Saudi Arabia At Olympics
- Sarah Attar Plans To Go Long In Rio
MIRANDA AYIM @AyimWhoAyim August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2006-10
SPORT: Women's Basketball
COUNTRY: Canada
NEWS LINKS:
- Pepperdine Alum Miranda Ayim Headed To Rio With Canada
- Olympian Overview: Miranda Ayim
- Canada Opens Olympic By Dominating China
- Rally Time: Canada Comes Back To Beat Serbia
KAYLA BANWARTH @KaylaBanwarth2 August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2016-Pres. (AC)
SPORT: Women's Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- David Hunt and Kayla Barnwarth Discuss Rio Olympics Qualification
- Kayla Barnwarth's Road To Rio
- Banwarths Taking Precautions In Rio
- Banwarths In Rio: Starting To Feel Real
- Banwarth and USA Win Opener
- Pride Swells In Dubuque For Native Banwarth
- Team USA Rally Past Netherlands In 5 Sets
ROXANNE BARKER August 3, 6, 9, 12 (QF), 16 (SF), 19 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2010-13
SPORT: Women's Soccer
COUNTRY: South Africa
NEWS LINKS:
- Barker Named To South Africa Olympic Squad
- Banyana Fall To Sweden In Opener
- Banyana Dream Over At Olympics
- Vera Pauw Calls Barker Excellent After South Africa Exit
TOM BLACK @TBlackVB August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount
YEARS: 2010-Pres. (HC)
SPORT: Women's Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Black, USA Olympic Team Gear Up For Rio
- Coach Black Brings Bronze Back To LMU
JOHN COX @zipzero33 August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: San Francisco
YEARS: 1999-05
SPORT: Men's Basketball
COUNTRY: Venezuela
NEWS LINKS:
- Cox Factors Into Venezuela Equation
- Returning Venezuela Hope To Stand Tall
- Serbia Defeats Venezuela In Opener
- Kobe Bryan'ts Cousin Put Up A Kobe Statline Vs USA
MATTHEW DELLAVEDOVA @MatthewDelly August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Saint Mary's
YEARS: 2009-13
SPORT: Men's Basketball
COUNTRY: Austraila
NEWS LINKS:
- Dellavedova Embraces Boomers Squad AS Team Leaves For Rio
- Mills, Delly Say Boomers Can Win Gold At Rio
- Boomers NBA Stars Dellavedova and Mills Can Deliver Gold
- Dellevadova Leads Australia To Upset Win Over France
- Dellevadova Leads Australia vs Serbia Before Meeting With USA
- Dellevadova Lauded For Great Performance Against Serbia
- USA Expects Challenge From Australia
- Delly, Mills Doing For Aussies What They Did For Saint Mary's
MARV DUNPHY August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2000
SPORT: Women's Volleyball (AC)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team and Staff Is Named
BALAZS ERDELYI August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pacific
YEARS: 2010-14
SPORT: Men's Water Polo
COUNTRY: Hungary
NEWS LINKS:
- Pacific Alum Erdelyi Named To Hungary Olympic Team
- Serbia, Hungary Draw In Olympic Opener
- Hungary, Australia Tie In Torrid Water Polo Match
KIM HILL @KimJayeHill August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2008-12
SPORT: Women's Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Road To Rio: Kim Hill
- City of Portland's Kim Hill Headed To Rio
- Pepperdine's Kim Hill Makes US Olympic Volleyball Team
- Kim Hill To Lead USA Volleyball In Rio
- USA Sweeps Puerto Rico To Open Olympics
- Team USA Rally Past Netherlands In 5 Sets
- Kim Hill Has Spikes
DAVID HUNT August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2010-Pres. (AC)
SPORT: Women's Volleyball (AC)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- David Hunt and Kayla Barnwarth Discuss Rio Olympics Qualification
JOSH ILLUSTRE @joooshyyyyyy23 August 12 (R1), 13 (SF), 15 (F)
SCHOOL: Portland
YEARS: 2014-16
SPORT: Athletics (800m)
COUNTRY: Guam
NEWS LINKS:
- Illustre Named To Team Guam
JULIE JOHNSTON @_JulieJohnston_ August 3, 6, 9, 12 (QF), 16 (SF), 19 (F)
SCHOOL: Santa Clara
YEARS: 2010-13
SPORT: Women's Soccer
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Julie Johnston On Training For The Olympics
- Look Out For Soccer's Julie Johnston
- The Player's Tribune: Our Road To Rio
- Five Things To Know About Julie Johnston
- USA Opens Olympics With 2-0 Win Over New Zealand
- Julie Johnston Shares Keys To Success On Road To Rio
- Johnston Held Out vs France With Groin Soreness
- Johnston Latest In Long Line of Bronco Olympians
JACK KOCUR @CoachKocur August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 1993-97
SPORT: Men's Water Polo (HC)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- USA Water Polo Announces 2016 Olympic Team
- Pepperdine Water Polo Alumni To Rio
DAMIAN MARTIN @DamianMartin53 August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount
YEARS: 2003-07
SPORT: Men's Basketball
COUNTRY: Austrailia
NEWS LINKS:
- Martin Elated After Rio Olympics Selection
- Damian Martin Departs For Rio
- Boomers Dominate In Opening Game In Rio
PATTY MILLS @Patty_Mills August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Saint Mary's
YEARS: 2007-09
SPORT: Men's Basketball
COUNTRY: Australia
NEWS LINKS:
- Mills, Delly Say Boomers Can Win Gold At Rio
- Patty Mills Ready To Create History In Rio
- Mills: Boomers Can Win A Medal In Rio
- Mills Welcomes Australia Drawing USA In Rio
- Mills Embraces Australia's Medal Challenge
- Patty Mills And Australia Blow Out France
- Mills Paces Australia Over Team France
- Patty Mills Leads Australia Over Serbia In Group Play
- Patty Mills Scores 26 Against Serbia
- USA Expects Challenge From Australia
- Delly, Mills Doing For Aussies What They Did For Saint Mary's
MERRILL MOSES @MerrillMoses August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 1995-98
SPORT: Men's Water Polo
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- USA Water Polo Announces 2016 Olympic Team
- Merrill Moses Puts Aside Coaching To Play For U.S.
- How Mindfulness Propelled Merrill Moses To The Olympics
- Who Is Merrill Moses
- US Goalie Back For Third Games To Replace Stolen Medal
- USA Loses To Croatia In Opener
- US Falls To 0-2 With Loss To Spain
ALEX OBERT @aobert18 August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pacific
YEARS: 2011-15
SPORT: Men's Water Polo
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- USA Water Polo Announces 2016 Olympic Team
- Alex Obert Named To U.S. Olympic Team
- Alex Obert Takes Long Journey From Loomis To Rio
- USA Loses To Croatia In Opener
- US Falls To 0-2 With Loss To Spain
CASEY PATTERSON @CaseyPatt August 6, 8, 10, 13 (R16), 15 (QF), 16 (SF), 18 (F)
SCHOOL: BYU
YEARS: 2002-05
SPORT: Men's Beach Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Patterson, Gibb Partnership Has Olympic Theme
- Family Helps Casey Patterson Deal With Olympic Stress
- Who Is Casey Patterson
- Gibb, Patterson Seek Podium Finish In Rio
- Casey Patterson: Five Fast Facts
- Gibb, Patterson Sweep Qatar In Olympic Debut
- Casey Patterson Relishing First Olympics Experience
- Patterson, Gibb Vow Not To Overlook Australia
- Patterson Dances To A Different Groove
- Patterson, Gibb Split in Pool Play
REID PRIDDY @ReidPriddy August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Loyola Marymount
YEARS: 2000
SPORT: Men's Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Reid Priddy Makes Fourth Olympic Team
- Reid Priddy: There's Another Quad In These Legs
- Priddy Serves As Veteran Presence
- Who Is Reid Priddy
- Canada Overwhelms USA In Stunning Upset
MEGAN RAPINOE @mPinoe August 3, 6, 9, 12 (QF), 16 (SF), 19 (F)
SCHOOL: Portland
YEARS: 2005-08
SPORT: Women's Soccer
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Megan Rapinoe Rallies From Injury To Fullfill Rio Dream
- Megan Rapinoe: My Olympic Dream Is Alive
- Megan Rapinoe Makes US Olympic Team
- 16 Rapid Fire Questions With Megan Rapinoe
- USA Opens Olympics With 2-0 Win Over New Zealand
ALEX RODRIGUEZ August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 1996-97
SPORT: Men's Water Polo (AC)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- USA Water Polo Announces 2016 Olympic Team
DOMANTAS SABONIS @Dsabonis11 August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Gonzaga
YEARS: 2014-16
SPORT: Men's Basketball
COUNTRY: Lithuania
NEWS LINKS:
- Sabonis Headlines Lithuania Olympic Team
- NBA Rookies To Watch In Rio
- Domantas Sabonis and Lithuania Beat Brazil In Opener
- How Domantas Sabonis Fared In His First Olympics Game
TAYLOR SANDER @TaylorSander15 August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: BYU
YEARS: 2011-14
SPORT: Men's Volleyball
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Former BYU Star Ready For Rio
- Taylor Sander Named To U.S. Roster For Rio
- From BYU Volleyball To Rio
- Former BYU Outside Hitter Makes U.S. Olympic Team
- Team USA Swept By Canada In Opener
SOPHIE SCHMIDT @SophieSchmidt13 August 3, 6, 9, 12 (QF), 16 (SF), 19 (F)
SCHOOL: Portland
YEARS: 2007-10
SPORT: Women's Soccer
COUNTRY: Canada
NEWS LINKS:
- Canada Women's Soccer Looking For Return To Podium In Rio
- Canada Wins Opener Over Australia
- Canada Beat Zimbabwe
MARCIO SICOLI August 7, 9, 10, 12 (R16), 14 (QF), 16 (SF), 17 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2008-Pres. (AC)
SPORT: Women's Beach Volleyball (Coach)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Firm Hands Of Sicoli Helping Walsh and Ross Towards Rio Dream
CHRISTINE SINCLAIR @sincy12 August 3, 6, 9, 12 (QF), 16 (SF), 19 (F)
SCHOOL: Portland
YEARS: 2001-05
SPORT: Women's Soccer
COUNTRY: Canada
NEWS LINKS:
- Christine Sinclair Lifts Canada Into Rio
- Canada's Christine Sinclair Not Ready To Retire
- Sinclair Says Rio Won't Be Her Last Tournament
- Sinclair Hopes To Lead Canada To A Medal Run
- Canada Wins Opener Over Australia
- In Opening Win, Sinclair Adds Leadership Moment To Her Legacy of Brilliance
- Christine Sinclair On How To Motivate Under Pressure
- Sinclair, Canada Top Group
JESSE SMITH @GoSmithNow August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (QF), 18 (SF), 20 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2001-04
SPORT: Men's Water Polo
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Coronoado's Jesse Smith Named To Fourth Olympic Team
- USA Loses To Croatia In Opener
- US Falls To 0-2 With Loss To Spain
MAOR TIYOURI @tiyouri August 14 (F)
SCHOOL: San Francisco
YEARS: 2010-14
SPORT: Women's Marathon
COUNTRY: Israel
NEWS LINKS:
- Maor Tiyouri Qualifies For Olympics
- Israel's Rio Olympic Delegation Continues To Grow
- Dons Represented In Rio
- Israel's Maor Tiyouri Finds Home In Boulder
TATENDA TSUMBA August 16 (R1), 17 (SF), 18 (F)
SCHOOL: BYU
YEARS: 2015-Pres.
SPORT: Athletics (200)
COUNTRY: Zimbabwe
NEWS LINKS:
- Tatenda Tsumba To Represent Zimbabwe At Olympics
- Tsumba Attains Qualifying Time
MIKE WALL August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: BYU
YEARS: 1999-02
SPORT: Men's Volleyball (AC)
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- USA Men's Volleyball Announces Olympic Team
JARED WARD @jwardy21 August 21 (F)
SCHOOL: BYU
YEARS: 2010-14
SPORT: Men's Marathon
COUNTRY: USA
NEWS LINKS:
- Jared Ward Earns Spot On Olympic Team
- Jared Ward's Steady Approach To The Olympic Marathon
- A Mind Made For A Marathon
- BYU Star Turned Professor Will Run Marathon In Olympics
- Running Nerd: The Statistics Professor Turned US Marathoner
- Jared Ward Proud To Represent Family At Olympics
FRED WINTERS August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 (QF), 19 (SF), 21 (F)
SCHOOL: Pepperdine
YEARS: 2000-04
SPORT: Men's Volleyball
COUNTRY: Canada
NEWS LINKS:
- Winters Eager To Heat Up For Canadian Olympic Team
- Canada Stuns US Men's Volleyball