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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Student Peter Vanderkaay Wins Bronze

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DeVry University’s very own Olympic student athlete, Peter Vanderkaay, won the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle this past Saturday.  In speaking with the Detroit Free Press, Peter had the following to say after his medal-winning race:

“I warmed up and felt ready to go.  I was surprisingly not too nervous heading into the race, even though I was sandwiched between the two favorites in the race.   My strategy was to be out strong but controlled and really proud of the second half of the race.  I’m glad I executed because if I had jumped out with the guys who beat me, I probably wouldn’t have gotten a medal.  I was able to finish strong and secure the bronze. 

It felt like a huge relief to get a medal in the 400 because I’ve had more fourth-places in that event than I want to think about.  Although it would have been perfect to win, I’m extremely happy with the bronze.  I feel like it justifies all the work I’ve put in the past few years. 

I’m very proud to represent the USA!  Thanks everyone for the support!!!”

Congratulations Peter!

Peter is currently working toward a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.

(NOTE: I now teach at Carrington College, a division of DeVry, as well as CSN and the University of Phoenix- Art Lynch)

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