Olympic Competition Begins on Tuesday for GW Hall of Famer Elana Meyers
Former Softball Star to Drive United States' Top Bobsled
Feb. 18, 2014
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SOCHI, Russia - Former George Washington softball standout and new GW Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Elana Meyers ('07) begins her quest for Olympic gold on Tuesday when the women's bobsled competition begins at the Sanki Sliding Center.
The two-day competition begins at 10:15 a.m. Eastern and features two heats on Tuesday and two more on Wednesday. Tuesday's races will air on NBC Sports Network from 12-3 p.m. and again on NBC from 8-11:30 p.m. Wednesday's gold medal final runs, which begin at 11:15 a.m. Eastern, will air on NBC from 8-11:30 p.m.
Meyers, who will drive the United States' top bobsled with brakeman Lauryn Williams, is seeded second behind Canada's Kaillie Humphries and is considered a favorite to medal at her second Olympic Games; Meyers pushed driver Erin Pac to bronze in Vancouver in 2010.
A two-time Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year for softball and a CoSIDA Academic All-American, Meyers graduated as GW's all-time leader in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.356), hits (202), stolen bases (68) and runs scored (111).