Six Cornell University Alumni Won Medals At The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
Cornell University alumni earned two-thirds of the total medals taken home by Ivy League student-athletes at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Cornell took 9, ahead of Dartmouth with 2 and Brown with 1. The six medals are also the most ever won by Cornellians at the Winter Games, and ties the university's record set at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
On an individual basis, Johnston became the first Cornellian to compete in three Olympic Winter Games Olympics and is the sixth to compete in three or more Olympics. She has earned a medal at each- gold in 2010 and 2014; silver in 2018- giving her the most medals in school history, tied with Kevin Freeman (equestrian - silver in 1964, 1968 and 1972).
Jenner who served as an assistant captain for team Canada described losing to team USA in a shootout in the gold medal game as a "tough one," but says she is grateful for the support her team not just from Canada but from Cornellians as well.
In addition to the medal winners, former Cornell track and field standouts Jamie Greubel Poser'06 and Kirkpatrick '10 competed in the bobsled competition finishing 12th in the four-man bobsled.