July 27, 2012

Stettinius '11 Olympic Central

Who

Suzanne Stettinius is a 2011 graduate of McDaniel College, where she was a member of the Green Terror swim team.

What

Suzanne is competing for the US Olympic team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in the modern pentathlon.

The modern pentathlon consists of fencing, swimming, equestrian and a combined event (running and shooting).

When

The women's modern pentathlon is conducted on Aug. 12 - the final day of the Olympics. Fencing begins at 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. Eastern) and continues with swimming at 12:35 p.m. (7:35), riding at 2:35 p.m. (9:35) and combined at 6 p.m. (2:00).

The events will be televised on NBC Sports Network on tape delay. Fencing and swimming will be aired between 9 and 9:30 a.m. while riding and combined will be aired between 2:45 and 3:45 p.m. You can also watch the events live online (http://www.nbcolympics.com/online-listings/day=august-12/index.html).

All You Need to Know (and more)

  • McDaniel swim coach Jeff Hiestand is joining Suzanne in London for the event. He has been blogging leading up to the Olympics and will continue through his trip. You can find all of his blog entries here: http://blog.mcdaniel.edu/london2012/
  • Many articles have been written about Suzanne. We will try to compile a comprehensive list at the bottom of this page.
  • McDaniel College Associate Vice President for Commications and Marketing and Barb O'Brien in College Archives has compiled a list of known Western Maryland/McDaniel Olympians to come before Suzanne.
    • W. Wilson Wingate '18, famed Baltimore newspaper writer, represented the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association at the Olympic Games in 1928 (Amsterdam) and 1932 (Los Angeles).
    • Homer Earll '50 participated in the southern Olympic tryout team for the 1948 Olympics.
    • Knut "KH" Hjeltnes '77 competed in the shot put and discus. He was fifth in Montreal (1976) and fourth in Los Angeles (1984).
    • Therese Pohl, MEd. '78 competed as a runner in the Deaf Olympics in Sweden (1971) and Romania (1977).
    • Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Education Emeritus Dr. Sam Case '63, MEd. '66, worked for the physiology lab of the sports medicine complex at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs (1979-80) and served as an assistant wrestling coach with his former student, James Schartner '72 (team coach), for the US team at the 1989 World Games for the Deaf.
    • Neil Gwinn, Jr. '86, MS '90; Nancy Mumme MS '89; and Christopher Madden '90 competed at the 1988 Deaf Olympics in Christchurch, New Zealand. Gwinn played center forward on the US soccer team and won a silver medal. Mumme played on the US volleyball team and Madden was a member of the US wrestling team.
  • You can follow various social media outlets for updates about Suzanne:

All of the stories and links we could find

Hunt Valley Patch (6/6): http://huntvalley.patch.com/articles/parkton-woman-headed-for-olympics

News@McDaniel (6/7): http://www.mcdaniel.edu/12132.htm

WNST Interview (6/12): http://wnst.net/audio-vault/?listen=%20Suzanne%20Stettinius%20(2012%20Olympic%20Pentathlon)%20from%20McDaniel%20College%20joins%20Thyrl%20to%20talk%20about%20her%20journey%20to%20the%20Olympics

News@McDaniel (6/20): http://www.mcdaniel.edu/12164.htm

Baltimore Magazine (July): http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/this-month/2012/07/publishers-note-july-2012

Baltimore Sun (7/2): http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bs-sp-digest-0702-20120702,0,1385388.column

Baltimore Sun (7/16): http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-olympic-pentathlete-20120616,0,5432733.story

Press Box (7/16): http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=9078

WJZ 13 Baltimore (7/16): http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/07/16/maryland-native-to-compete-in-pentathlon-at-olympics/

WYPR (6/18): http://www.wypr.org/podcast/6-18-12-maryland-pentathlete-goes-olympics

Carroll Eagle (7/21): http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-21/explore/ph-ce-olympic-coach-0722-20120721_1_suzanne-stettinius-mcdaniel-college-jeff-hiestand

Carroll County Times (7/22): http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/local/stettinius-making-olympic-debut/article_ace779ac-452e-585f-9f7f-3d4fba39c32a.html

Washington Post (7/23): http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2012-olympics-suzanne-stettinius-has-chance-at-a-medal-in-modern-pentathlon/2012/07/23/gJQAm7JQ5W_story.html

Baltimore Sun (7/25): http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bal-maryland-olympians-in-london-capsules-2012,0,7124068.story

Mayland Life (7/26): http://www.marylandlife.com/blogs/around-maryland/olympic-pentathlete-suzanne-stettinius/

What's Up Website (7/27): http://v3.whatsupmag.com/thrive/item/2858-maryland_olympians#.UBLukDGe6qc

Baltimore Sun Video: http://www.baltimoresun.com/videogallery/70486457/Sports/VIDEO-Olympic-pentathlete-going-to-London

News@McDaniel (8/7): http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-mcdaniel/our-own-olympian

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