Feigen, Hersey to visit White House
Sept. 13, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – Former Texas swimmers Jimmy Feigen and Kathleen Hersey will be among the guests in attendance Friday morning when President Barack Obama recognizes the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House.
The President is scheduled to address the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians in attendance Friday at approximately 9:05 a.m. CDT. A live video stream from the ceremony will be available here.
Feigen (2009-12), who wrapped up his collegiate career last spring by winning NCAA titles in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay, won a silver medal for Team USA at the London Olympics by competing in the preliminary round of the 4x100m freestyle relay.
The San Antonio native did not compete in the event’s finals, but participants in the preliminary round were awarded the same medals won by their teammates in the medal round.
Hersey (2009-10) represented the USA at a second consecutive Olympic Games and placed fourth in the 200m butterfly with a personal best of 2 minutes, 5.78 seconds in London. The Roswell, Ga., native placed eighth in the 200m butterfly at the 2008 Beijing Olympics just prior to her enrollment at UT.