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DeVry University Celebrates the Success of Its Student Athletes

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U.S. student and alumni athletes win 13 medals at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill., September 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry University is proud to welcome home 16 Team USA students and alums who competed in the Paralympic Games. Of those, 13 are bringing back medals in their respective sports, for a total of 13 medals overall.

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DeVry University student and alumni athletes win 13 medals at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)

DeVry’s student and alumni Paralympic medalists include:

Gold Medalists

Sport

Degree Program

Hometown

Brian Bell

Wheelchair Basketball

Technical Management

Birmingham, Alabama

John Boie

Wheelchair Basketball

Accounting

Milton, Wisconsin

Heather Erickson

Sitting Volleyball

Technical Management (’19)

Fayetteville, NC

Kaleo Maclay

Sitting Volleyball

Business

Oahu, Hawaii

Brittni Mason

4x100m Universal Relay

MBA

Cleveland, Ohio

Oksana Masters

Cycling – Time Trial

Management

Louisville, Kentucky

Cycling – Road Race

Ryan Neiswender

Wheelchair Basketball

MBA (’20)

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Jorge Sanchez

Wheelchair Basketball

MBA

Oakland, California

Silver Medalists

Sport

Degree Program

Hometown

Amanda Dennis

Goalball

Business

Peachtree City, Georgia

Brittni Mason

100m Dash

MBA

Cleveland, Ohio

200m Dash

Eric Newby

Wheelchair Rugby

MBA

Bailey, Colorado

Colleen Young

200m IM

MBA

St. Louis, Missouri

Bronze Medalists

Sport

Degree Program

Hometown

Sophia Herzog

100m Breaststroke

Communications (‘19)

Fairplay, Colorado

Justin Phongsavanh

F54 Javelin

Accounting

Des Moines, Iowa

Colleen Young

100m Breaststroke

MBA

St. Louis, Missouri

"I want to offer heartfelt congratulations to all of our student and alumni athletes who competed at the Paralympic Games, and particularly to the medalists who accomplished their dreams at the highest level," said Tom Monahan, president and CEO at DeVry University.

"DeVry prides itself on uniquely serving students who are committed not only to near-term accomplishments, but the ability to thrive and grow over the longer term. We know our students need to juggle near-term responsibilities at work and in life, and these athletes are an incredible example and inspiration as they balance the pursuit of their athletic dreams and their academic goals. We look forward to watching where they go next," added Monahan.

Prior to the Paralympic Games, DeVry student and alumni athletes brought home 8 medals during the Olympic Games in Tokyo: 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze, bringing DeVry student and alumni athletes’ overall medal count to 20: 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze from Tokyo 2020.

DeVry University

DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry, the university offers online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate programs in academic disciplines that prepare students to thrive in the digital economy. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org/). To learn more, visit devry.edu.

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Contacts

Anne Unger
DeVry University
aunger@devry.edu
630-353-7009

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