Business students Deon Lendore ’15, Rita Medrano ’12 and Jaele Patrick ’12 went the ultimate distance as student athletes when they participated in the 2012 Olympics.

(L to R) Aggie Olympians Deon Lendore '15, Rita Medrano '12 and Jaele Patrick '12
(L to R) Aggie Olympians Deon Lendore ’15, Rita Medrano ’12 and Jaele Patrick ’12

The largest group of Texas A&M Olympians in school history – 23 students and two coaches – brought home four medals, including three gold. Aggie women’s swimming head coach Steve Bultman was on the Team USA staff and swimming letterman Rick Walker was on the Egyptian swimming staff.

The Aggies representing 15 countries saw action in four sports – swimming and diving (12), track and field (8), archery (2) and basketball (1).

Lendore, a freshman, anchored Trinidad & Tobago to win a bronze in the men’s 4x400m relay. The squad held off the British for the bronze medal position.