Three students and three alumni of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) competed in the postponed 2020 Olympics, held in Tokyo during July and August of 2021.
Andrew Capobianco, an IUSPH-B senior and member of the IU men’s swimming and diving team, received a silver medal for the U.S. in men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard. Before his Tokyo appearance, Capobianco was twice named a Big Ten Diver of the Year—among other distinctions.
Fellow IUSPH-B students Gabrielle “Gabi” Rennie and Michael Brinegar were also competitors in the Tokyo Olympics; Rennie represented New Zealand in women’s football (soccer), while Brinegar represented the U.S. in men’s swimming.
Two IUSPH-B alumni earned medals in swimming events. Zach Apple received gold in both the 4x100-meter medley relay and 4x100-meter freestyle relay. Lillia (Lilly) King took home three medals altogether: silver in both the 200-meter breaststroke and 4x100 medley relay, and bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Jorge Campillo, an IUSPH-B alumnus and one of the most accomplished golfers in IU men’s team history, represented Spain. He is an internationally acclaimed golfer and two-time winner of tournaments on the European Tour.
IUSPH-B alumnus Curt Simic, a longtime leader in higher education fundraising, says these Hoosiers are exceptional not only because of their achievements, but for “demonstrating the commitment required to excel.”
“Their experiences in The School of Public Health prepared them for challenges,” Simic continues, “and they’ve proven they will do what’s required to succeed.”
"Our school's remarkable legacy and continued success as promoters of health, physical fitness, and—yes—athletic performance is a source of great pride,” adds IUSPH-B Dean David Allison. “Just as our students and alumni reach for the stars and strive for excellence, we too reach for the stars and strive for scientific knowledge that ensures better health, longer life, and a more just world for everyone. These great athletes symbolize our quest to share our legacy, reach out to the world, and both do good and do well."
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Students and Alumni Compete in Tokyo Olympics
Monday, August 23, 2021