Former Harvard track and field team manager Elizabeth Swaney will compete in the freestyle ski halfpipe for Hungary at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Harvard track and field team manager Elizabeth Swaney (MDesS) '09 will compete in the freestyle ski halfpipe for Hungary at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Swaney, a multi-sport athlete who represented Venezuala in freestyle skiing World Cup events between 2013 and 2015, and also competed in skeleton at an elite level in the U.S., is eligible to represent Hungary through her mother's heritage. A graduate of Cal-Berkeley, Swaney was a coxswain on the men's rowing team, winning a Pac-10 championship.
She came to Harvard for the Graduate School of Design, and credits her time with the Crimson as part of the foundation for her path to the Olympics.
Swaney joins three other Harvard Athletics affiliates at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Junior Ryan Donato is competing with the U.S. men's ice hockey team along with Noah Welch '05. Randi Griffin '10 will compete with the Unified Korean women's ice hockey team.