University of Arizona 2000 Olympic Qualifiers

  • Arizona Athletes in the Olympics - Dates and Times

Eighteen current or former University of Arizona athletes will compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, which begin Wednesday Sept 13. The Arizona athletics department and arizcats.com will provide daily updates of the Wildcat athletes at the Olympics.

Below is a list of athletes who will be competing at the games:

Track and Field (7)
Abdi Abdirahman, 10,000m, U.S. (UA Class of 1999)
Erin Aldrich, high jump, U.S. (transferred from UA to Texas after 1997 sophomore year)
Klaus Ambrosch, decathlon, Austria (UA Class of 1998)
Dominic Johnson, pole vault, St. Lucia (UA Class of 1998)
Trecia Roberts, 100m high hurdles, Thiland (UA Class of 1994)
*Patrick Nduwimana, 800m, Burundi, (Will be senior in 2001)
Chima Ugwu, shot put and discus, Nigeria (UA Class of 1998)

Swimming and Diving (10)
*Amanda Beard, 200m Breaststroke, U.S. (Will be sophomore in 2000-01)
Chad Carvin, 400m freestyle and 800m free relay, U.S. (UA Class of 1995)
Ryk Neethling, 1,500m freestyle and 400m freestyle, South Africa (UA Class of 2000)
*Maria Papadopoulou, 100m Butterfly, Cyprus (Will be junior in 2000-01)
*Roland Schoeman, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, South Africa (Will be junior in 2000-01)
Angelique Rodriquez, diving, Puerto Rico (UA Class of 2000)
Jimmy Sjoden, diving, Sweden (UA Class of 1999)
Ashley Tappin, 400m freestyle, U.S. (UA Class of 1997)
Amy Van Dyken, 50m freestyle, U.S. (transferred from UA to Colorado State after 1992 sophomore year)

Softball (1)
Leah O'Brien-Amico, OF, U.S. (UA Class of 1998)

* - Has eligibility remaining

Note: There may be others athletes that will compete for foreign countries who we are have not heard of, but this is complete to our knowledge. UA cannot release the names of athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to compete at Arizona, but have not yet started school.

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