Sweet Briar Student to Compete in Olympic Qualifier

| March 1, 2012

Rosie Purvis ’15 has been named to the U.S. pentathlon team, which will compete in the World Cup, an Olympic qualifying competition, in Charlotte, N.C., March 8-11.

Click here for more information on the competition in Charlotte.

Purvis, a first-year engineering student, recently competed in the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also is a member of and trains with Sweet Briar’s swim team. Modern pentathlon involves five sports: fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping, and combined running and pistol shooting.

Of her Olympic ambitions, Purvis says, “While it would be fantastic if I qualified this year, my sights are set on 2016.”

Go Rosie!


Contact: Jennifer McManamay

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