Jayhawks in Rio: Colombia Connection

Posted on Aug 11, 2016 in Alumni News, News, and Sports


Former KU soccer players, Ingrid Vidal and Liana Salazar, b’16, represented their home country of Colombia at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Both played minutes before failing to advance out of group play, with Salazar starting and playing the full 90 minutes and Vidal coming in at the 80th minute to help Colombia deadlock the United States team, which advanced. Full story from KU Athletics.

Colombia’s president is also a Jayhawk. Juan Manuel Santos, pictured with Vidal and Salazar, visited campus in 2012 when he received the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

No doubt Santos, like all KU alumni, is proud of our Jayhawks in Rio!

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