Greek Olympic Athletes

Fraternity & Sorority Members at Rio 2016

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: 

Men's Diving

Kristian Ispen, Kappa Alpha Order

Women's Diving

Kassidy Cook, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Abby Johnston, Delta Delta Delta

Men's Canoe/Kayak/Slalom

Michael Tayler, Tau Kappa Epsilon (competing for Canada)

Women's Cycling

Kristin Armstrong, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Evelyn Stevens, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Women's Rowing

Chierika Ukogu, Kappa Alpha Theta (competing for Nigeria)

Elle Logan, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Gevvie Stone, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Men's Rugby

Danny Barrett, Beta Theta Pi

Women's Rugby

Ryan Carlyle, Zeta Tau Alpha

Women's Sailing

Nikola Girke, Gamma Phi Beta (competing for Canada)

Paige Railey, Delta Delta Delta

Women's Soccer

Kelley O'Hara, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Women's Surfing

Kaleigh GIlchrist, Pi Beta Phi

Women's Swimming

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. 

Women's Triathalon

Laura Bennett, Chi Omega

Men's Volleyball

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.

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