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We LOVE going for the Gold in the AlumPics!

Happy Valentine’s Day Quakers!

It’s the last day of the #alumpics competition on Facebook, and our wintery, throwback Thursday photo yesterday took the gold! But, we’re behind in the medal totals, so we need a strong showing today.

Our GOLD medal winning photo in the Throwback Thursday category.

Our GOLD medal winning photo in the Throwback Thursday category.

Given that it’s Valentine’s Day, how can you not “like” and “share” the LOVE at Penn? We can’t let Princeton, Stanford, Cornell or Columbia take gold today when we’ve got LOVE right in the middle of campus!

Here's our entry for today's Alumpics theme of LOVE.

Here’s our entry for today’s Alumpics theme of LOVE.

Here’s the link to this photo on Penn’s Facebook page. Be sure to log in to “like” it and “share.”

Sharing Penn’s photo to your Penn class or club’s Facebook group/page helps us as they are tallying shares and likes! Simply go to the Penn photo (link above), log into Facebook, and you’ll see a “share” option under the photo. Click on that and you have a drop-down menu so you can share it to your timeline or to a group. While we hope you’ll do both, sharing to your group encourages your fans to like and share the photo also. Just be sure to encourage people to like the photo at Penn’s FB page, and not on your or your class/club’s page.

For a recap of our gold-medal winning performance yesterday, see the Alumpics blog.

Let’s Go Quakers!

P.S. If you’re really feeling the love today, be sure to check the Twitter hashtag #WhyILovePhilly – isn’t Penn a big part of why we love Philadelphia?

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Penn’s Got Game

Author: Amanda D’Amico

With the Olympics on TV day and night, it’s hard not to think about sports. In fact, every two years, I’m reminded of some obscure sports and games that most people don’t normally discuss on a daily basis.

But Penn students are usually talking about them.  In fact, Penn hosts 25 of 35 official Olympic sports, either as an official athletic team or as a club activity. Here’s a complete run-down of those events.

With these numbers, we’re sure to have alumni at Olympic games for many years to come.

And while we’re at it, let’s not forget to congratulate Penn alumna, Susan Francia, C’04, G’04, who just received her second the gold in the rowing competition at the London 2012 Olympics! Read  more about it here.

Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania

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2012 London Olympic Games

Author: Kelly O’Connor

Only nine more days until we can cheer on two fellow Penn Alumni in the 2012 London Olympic games!

Penn is continuing it’s Summer Olympic streak in 2012 by sending two alumni to the games. According to the Penn Athletics, there has been  a representative in every summer Olympic game since 1900. Check out the list of Penn’s list of Olympians.

Former Penn rower, Susan Francia, C’04, G’04 will be attending her second Olympic games along with former Penn basketball player, Koko Archibong, C’03, who will be competiting as a member of the Nigeria basketball team for the first time.

Francia, a gold member winner, walked-on her sophomore year and is the 11th Penn women’s rower to make the Olypmics.

Archibong, a four-year letter winner is believed to be the first person with ties to Penn to play basketball in the games.

You can read even more in the about Archibong and Francia in the articles below:

 Archibong- Penn Athletics article

Francia – Personal Website 

The rowing competition runs from Saturday, June 28 – Saturday August, 4. Basketball competition runs from Saturday June, 28 – Sunday July, 12. For the full Olympic schedule click here.

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