The Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games have had an exciting start. World records shattered. Dreams fulfilled (or disappointed). And seemingly unknown events getting a national spotlight (who knew that badminton could be so intense?!).
But did you know that there are 28 fraternity & sorority members competing for Olympic Gold? Members of NPHC, NIC & NPC chapters are competing in a variety of events, representing the USA, Canada, Jamaica & Nigeria. Here are the 28 fraternity & sorority members:
Kristian Ispen, Kappa Alpha Order
Kassidy Cook, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Abby Johnston, Delta Delta Delta
Michael Tayler, Tau Kappa Epsilon (competing for Canada)
Kristin Armstrong, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Evelyn Stevens, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Chierika Ukogu, Kappa Alpha Theta (competing for Nigeria)
Elle Logan, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Gevvie Stone, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Danny Barrett, Beta Theta Pi
Ryan Carlyle, Zeta Tau Alpha
Nikola Girke, Gamma Phi Beta (competing for Canada)
Paige Railey, Delta Delta Delta
Kelley O'Hara, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kaleigh GIlchrist, Pi Beta Phi
Alia Atkinson, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (competing for Jamaica)
Women's Synchronized Swimming
Mariya Koroleva, Delta Delta Delta
Men's Track & Field
Marvin Bracy, Pi Kappa Alpha
Trey McRae, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Laura Bennett, Chi Omega
Kawika Shoji, Kappa Alpha Order
Erik Shoji, Kappa Alpha Order
Men's Water Polo
Tony Azevedo, Kappa Alpha Order
Bret Bonanni, Kappa Alpha Order
Alex Bowen, Kappa Alpha Order
Jesse Smith, Kappa Alpha Order
Women's Water Polo
Mel Seidemann, Kappa Kappa Gamma
Women's Water Skiing
Erika Lang, Chi Omega
At Greek IV, we believe that all Greeks are world changers capable of influencing society. Whether an olympic athlete or an entry level accountant, you can give those around you glimpses of God's Kingdom.
How has God invited you to be a world changer? What would it look like for you to show glimpses of God's Kingdom to those around you?
**Special thank you to Fran Becque, Fraternity & Sorority Historian, for compiling the original list. For a more complete list, visit her website.