Jayhawks in Rio: Great day to be Jose

Posted on Aug 5, 2016 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

Several Jayhawks will be competing, working and volunteering during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Team USA and their respective countries. Many have agreed to share their experience with KU alumni. Throughout the games, we’ll be sharing their photos and stories on our blog and social media accounts, so be sure to follow us during the games as we cheer on our #JayhawksinRio.

Jose Munoz, d’14, g’16, earned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer with Team USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The former KU track and field runner has remained close to the sport, and in 2015 he was selected to participate in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s FLAME program, which stands for “Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere.”

The experience at the Olympic Training Center inspired his desire to stay involved in the Olympic movement, and after raising the necessary funds to make the trip to Rio, he’s making the most of his experience. As these contributed photos posts can attest, it’s a great day to be Jose!
13667875_10153866369382794_6390874702074045194_o

13920118_10153862777357794_2094605466308865270_o

13909359_10153865120287794_4790303340531334246_o

13735166_10153848106622794_4113415925764070997_o

13900300_10153867521087794_7652161339443051209_n

–David Johnston

More coverage:
From Rio Rico to Rio de Janeiro

Tags: , , , ,