Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The City of Champions to Welcome Olympic Medalists at DBAP

As a city renowned for its athletic prowess, Durham has much to celebrate in the wake of the 2012 London Olympics. Two Duke student-athletes, Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory, secured berths on the U.S. Diving Team. Both dominated in synchronized diving and returned to the City of Champions as champions. 

In honor of their achievements, Olympic medalists Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory will throw out ceremonial first pitches prior to Thursday’s Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides. The duo will also sign autographs for fans on the concourse during the game.

Abby Johnston, 22, captured a silver medal in London in the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard diving competition along with partner Kelci Bryant. Their medal was the United States’ first diving medal since 2000.

Chapel Hill native Nick McCrory, 20, brought home the bronze in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving final along with his partner David Boudia. The junior collected the Duke diving program’s first national title on the platform at the 2010 NCAA Championships.

Meet the newest champions to make Durham great on Thursday, August 23rd. The game begins at  7:05pm and ceremonial first pitches are scheduled for approximately 6:45pm. Tickets for all Bulls regular season home games and the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game are available online, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or in person at the DBAP ticket office.

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